Monday 30 November, 2020

PM: Let’s not push our luck on COVID-19

Pictured: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley speaks at a virtual political meeting in Barataria/San Juan on July 22, 2020.

Pictured: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley speaks at a virtual political meeting in Barataria/San Juan on July 22, 2020.

COVID-19 has not left so citizens should not get complacent.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made the call at a virtual meeting in Barataria/San Juan on Wednesday evening as he said people have not been adhering to COVID-19 rules.

 

He took note of reports that nationals abroad are “crying” to come home but when they are granted exemptions to return to T&T they don’t want to go into quarantine.

“You know, when they get here they ‘bad’. They don’t want to cooperate with the Ministry of Health. They don’t want to follow the quarantine, they don’t want to go into quarantine.

Some of them when they in quarantine want to go and visit their family while they in quarantine.

Quarantine means stay there and don’t come out.”

Dr Rowley also recalled seeing a bar packed with patrons as he made his way home from Moruga recently.

The bar was still open at 10.30 pm, despite public health regulations permitting watering holes across the country to operate from 8 am to 10 pm.

Crediting the efforts of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for managing the COVID-19 response by busting up COVID parties, the Prime Minister said citizens should be thankful that there are not more infections.

"And, if the police had not been very vigilant, we would have been having a serious number of COVID parties, because they are having them."

"Let's not push our luck too far."

Trinidad and Tobago currently has 141 confirmed coronavirus cases. The latest case is the daughter of a Republic Bank employee. Health officials are still working to determine how she, along with the country’s 139th case, contracted the virus.

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