Former Caroni East MP, Dr Tim Gopeesingh, has tested positive for COVID-19.
He shared the news in a Facebook post on Thursday.
"I wish to confirm that I have tested positive for COVID-19, the results of which were communicated to me late last night. Under the existing health protocols and guidelines, I am currently in the State's medical care, where I am being very well managed by a frontline team of nurses, doctors and support staff, for which I am very grateful."
To date, Trinidad and Tobago has seen 767 positive cases of the novel coronavirus. Of that figure, 615 are active.
This is the first politician to publicly declare that they have been infected with the virus since the start of the pandemic.
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