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Friday 14 August, 2020

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corp. workers test negative for COVID-19

The Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation said test samples submitted for staff were negative after earlier reports that a staff worker tested positive for the virus (Case #148).

In a statement shared to social media on Friday, the corporation said it had been given the all-clear:

‘On Monday 27th July, 2020, the Head Office of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation located on Centenary Street, Tunapuna, closed our doors to conduct a thorough sanitisation exercise after learning that a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

'As an institution and employer, we have a responsibility to keep both our workers and the public safe.'

‘In keeping with COVID-19 control and prevention practices, a contact tracing exercise was conducted to identify all employees who came into contact with the infected employee.’

‘We are pleased to report that all employees identified in the contact tracing exercise have all tested negative for COVID-19.’

The Corporation said it will continue to follow the guidelines provided by the Health Ministry and urged the public to do the same.

On July 27, the Health Ministry confirmed that case #148, an Arima delivery driver, had been in contact with approximately eight people at his home. 

The Ministry in the process of conductng primary and secondary contact tracing for this and other cases. 

As of July 31, 2020 at 10 am, five more cases had been confirmed with two classed as pending epidemiological investigation.

There are currently 29 active cases, with the overall number of known cases at 169.

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