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Thursday 13 August, 2020

PM: T&T's borders to remain closed

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley

Trinidad and Tobago's borders will remain closed, except for the managed introduction of citizens including students at the University of West Indies (UWI) campuses in Barbados and Jamaica.

As T&T continues to ease its COVID-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said the country's border will remain closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

He was speaking at a media conference on Saturday at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's.

"Our closed border, is now as important now, as it was when he closed it. If we are to preserve and strengthen, the condition within the country, the biggest risk is persons coming from the outside and bringing to us the virus. And worst yet, getting into the community and causing it to be spread on unknown."

"We need now to preserve these conditions in this country for as long as we could, while the virus is an international threat. We preserve it and the borders will remain closed, except for our managed introduction from the outside and that includes our students our campuses," he said. 

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