Saturday 28 March, 2020

MoH reiterates: No novel coronavirus in T&T

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is reaffirming that there have been no confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Trinidad and Tobago.

Additionally, the Ministry is assuring the public that measures are in place to test for the COVID-19 while the relevant infectious disease protocols have been activated to restrict its entry into Trinidad and Tobago. This includes having adequately trained personnel as well as equipment and resources to control the virus.

The MoH is further advising members of the public to take the following steps to avoid contracting the COVD-19 virus:

- Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

- Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow if you do not have a tissue.

- Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms.

- Thoroughly cook meat and eggs before consumption.

Meanwhile, members of the public are once again warned to refrain from sharing all false or misleading information about COVID-19 currently being circulated on social media. 

Updates are available on the Ministry’s webpage at www.health.gov.tt or from official news outlets.

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