Monday 28 September, 2020

One more tests positive; T&T has 113 COVID-19 cases

The Ministry of Health has announced that Trinidad and Tobago now has 113 cases of COVID-19. This means that just one person has tested positive for the virus overnight. 

The Ministry is still investigating how this person acquired COVID-19. 

Sample submissions to the Caribbean Public Health Agency still stands at 1110; the same figure as listed in last night’s update. 

The Ministry is reminding the public to regularly sanitise commonly touched surfaces like table tops, handrails, door knobs and trolleys as COVID-19 can be spread by touching surfaces that are contaminated. 

These surfaces, if dirty, should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water before sanitising. 

The Ministry advised that a simple solution of 1/3 cup of household bleach to one gallon of water is effective. 

It stressed that surfaces must be disinfected frequently and thoroughly, and the cleaning product must be used correctly to ensure proper sanitisation. 

The public is also strongly advised to take the following personal hygiene measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19: 

1. Wash your hands properly with soap and water 

2. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if water and soap are not available 

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

4. Dispose of tissue immediately after using 

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

6. Avoid touching your face 

7. Stay home if you are ill 

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

9. Practice social distancing (no kissing, hugging or hand-shaking, avoid unnecessary gatherings). Stay six feet away from others. 

Public transportation vehicles should operate with windows open and limit their occupancy by 50 percent. 

The Ministry said it will continue to provide accurate information to the public in a timely fashion, and urged citizens to disregard and avoid sharing all unconfirmed, misleading and/or false information about COVID-19. 

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