Thursday 24 September, 2020

Rowley: Postponement of Monday's election not on the cards

File photo: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley pictured on Nomination Day (Photo credit: Alina Doodnath)

File photo: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley pictured on Nomination Day (Photo credit: Alina Doodnath)

The postponement of Monday's General Election is not on the cards, according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

He was responding to a question from a reporter about the possible postponement of the election in light of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

As of 10 am on Wednesday, T&T had recorded 197 positive COVID-19 cases.

Three new cases were reported, all of which were pending epidemiological investigation.

Dr Rowley stated that the threshold for postponing the election "is that the virus is out of control."

However, he said the virus is not raging in Trinidad and Tobago, and the situation is under control.

"We are confident that we have a good handle on it, but we are not going to expose ourselves to a situation where it can get out of control and then there will be a genuine case for the election to be postponed. We are not there yet and we don't expect to be there in the next how many hours that the election is away," he stated. 

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