Monday 26 October, 2020

Watch: No further lockdowns; gov’t to crack down on existing measures

Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, said that while the government isn’t thinking of instituting any further lockdowns or closures, they will be cracking down to ensure that existing policies are adhered to. 

Speaking at today’s media briefing, Deyalsingh acknowledged that there may be some level of anxiety involved in possibly reversing the relaxation of the government’s measures and assured that they’re not there just yet. 

Even so, measures like limiting visitor numbers at public hospitals, no guests being allowed at homes for the aged and ‘no mask, no service’ policies will be more strictly enforced. 

Deyalsingh, in crunching case numbers, revealed that only around 5 per cent of the health care system set up for COVID-19. He believes that the system is prepared to deal with any further surges that may occur. 

“The capacity that we have kept in reserve, knowing that we could always expect the virus to manifest itself, the parallel health care system is in place to treat with any surge in local COVID cases,” he said. 

The regular public health care system is also running without any complications. 

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