Thursday 2 July, 2020

69 more nationals to return home this week

Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh

Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh

More nationals are expected to return to Trinidad and Tobago this week.

Speaking at a virtual media briefing on Monday, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said 69 people are expected to return to the country, including 29 nationals from a cruise ship.

Deyalsingh said they will be housed at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua.

A group of 30 nationals will also return from Caracas, Venezuela, and will be quarantined at the Brooklyn facility in Sangre Grande.

Ten people are expected to return from Guyana and will be housed at the UWI Debe Campus.

"In all we have 69 people we are expecting this week, and when you add that to the 67 we have in care right now that will take us up to about 136. We cannot bring all back all at one time. We are working with the Minister of National Security to have a staggered approach to bringing back people as quickly as possible."

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