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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020

Dr Rowley also urged Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to stop using the pandemic to politick, stop her members from misleading the public, and work with other stakeholders in the public's interest.

Kamla: Be responsible, keep calm in fight against COVID-19

Update: 50th positive COVID-19 case had recent travel history

Global hunt for medical gear to fight virus becomes all-consuming
China has been the one nation to counter this trend, sending planeloads of medical equipment like masks, gloves and protective gear as well as doctors to countries across Europe, including hard-hit Italy, France and Spain as well as countries with weaker medical systems like Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia.

Coronavirus spreads to Grenada, Dominica

Young responds to 'abandoned nationals' claim
Young replied to the post and told Newsday: "Countries around the world are shutting their borders. This has a knock-on effect on international travel and flights. "The Government of TT has not cancelled a single flight, nor has the Government told a single international flight that it cannot come to TT, save for a temporary ban on one regional flight a couple of weeks ago. The flight was subsequently allowed to proceed to Trinidad a few hours later."

COVID patient's daughter urges self-quarantines

San Juan business association head: TT walking tightrope
Charran said businesses understood the necessity for containment and the social distancing necessary to curb the spread of covid19, and the need to protect the public, themselves and employees, but "the reality is grim.

Restrictions placed on religious gatherings
The notice said, it is now an offence "to conduct religious or ecclesiastical services or other religious gatherings where the number of persons participating therein exceeds ten.

COVID-19: Public transport capacity halved to prevent virus spread

Reports of covid19-related death untrue
The referral letter to pathologists noted that the man had no recent travel history, did not come into contact with anyone who arrived in the country recently and, as such, was at low risk of contracting the virus.

Meals on wheels for Pt Fortin needy
Point Fortin mayor Kennedy Richards said he and his council simply wanted to assist those in need. He said 100 lunches, along with a drink, will be provided every day, and some small businesses have already pledged to donate items.

DSFN celebrates Down Syndrome day despite COVID-19 constraints

$3m hit ordered against SORT head
A $3 million hit has been ordered on head of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) Sgt Mark Hernandez. It was reportedly co-ordinated by a religious leader with the help of a high-risk inmate at the maximum security prison (MSP).

Tru Valu's WhatsApp service a hit with customers
Shoppers took advantage of Tru Valu's innovative WhatsApp service over the weekend, utilising the popular text and voice messaging application to place and collect their order and limiting the time spent in stores while promoting social distancing and adhering to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

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