COVID-19 Hits Trinidad For First Time In A Month

The Health Ministry of the twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago, on Saturday night confirmed that the first new case of coronavirus in almost a month has been confirmed via testing done within the last 24 hours.

The confirmed cases is an individual who has a recent travel history. The person has been placed in a state quarantine facility.

The new case now brings the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago to one, and the health authorities have said that close contacts of the positive patient are also under state quarantine and have been tested in accordance with the relevant protocols set out by the World Health Organization.

This comes as the T&T moves to further relax restrictions imposed in March to reduce the spread of the virus. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley announced that the borders would be re-opened to accommodate more nationals.

However, commercial opening of the borders for International travel would take place in July or early August.

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