Thursday 26 November, 2020

PM tests negative for COVID-19, quarantines as precautionary measure

File photo: Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley

File photo: Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has revealed that on Election Day he was exposed to someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement on Friday, Dr Rowley said he has since been tested and the results are negative.

He said: "It came to my attention, last night, that on Monday 10th, I was exposed to someone who later tested positive for COVID-19. I have been tested and the results are negative."

The Prime Minister added that out of an abundance of caution he has been advised to remain in quarantine at home until next Monday when the full 14-day period would have expired.

Dr Rowley also pleaded with citizens to do their part to help fight the virus by following the COVID-19 guidelines.

He said: "Given the circumstances under which we all now live I once again take this opportunity to appeal to ALL citizens to each do your part to help fight this virus by strictly following the health instructions of regular attentive hand washing and sanitisation, physical distancing and no congregation in groups above five persons and additionally most importantly wear a mask once outside the home or in an enclosed space which is being shared at close quarters."

Trinidad and Tobago's caseload stands at 806, with 632 active cases. 

On Thursday night, Former Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 and is in the state's medical care.

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