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TT now has 100 covid19 cases
Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2020

TT now has 100 covid19 cases

Govt extends non-essential activity curtailment to April 30
The Government’s latest COVID-19 measure has mandated that bars, churches and similar places, as well as air and seaports remain closed until April 30. And taxis and buses must continue carrying half passenger loads until then also

Deaths of doctors, nurses highlight virus risks they run
As the number of infections has grown to more than 1.1 million worldwide, health care systems are straining under the surge of patients and lack of medical equipment like ventilators as well as protective masks and gloves, giving rise to growing concerns about the exposure of hospital personnel.

Tobago medics face scorn from families over virus

What is "further epidemiological investigation"?: The CMO explains

Young: Home salons, roadside vending can spread coronavirus

Young: People not listening
Even though TT has almost 100 cases of covid19 and six deaths caused by the disease, some people are still not adhering to the new rules on staying indoors while the country tries to contain the spread of covid19.

Govt bans all river, sea rites
Young warned that people who break this rule are liable to a $50,000 fine and jail time. Archbishop of the West Indian United Spiritual Baptist Order and National Congress of Incorporated Baptist Organisations, as well as Ifa-Orisha Devotee Eintou Springer both, said they intend to adhere to the regulations and advise their devotees to do the same.

When and where to wear masks for COVID-19
If you think your personal risk to COVID-19 is high, you should wear a mask to protect yourself.

CAF to donate $2.7 million to aid T&T's fight against COVID-19
The CAF-Development Bank of Latin America has pledged US$400,000 (TT$2,702,963.20) to Trinidad and Tobago to strengthen the country’s emergency response mechanisms and reinforce the safety of people working in the prevention, mitigation and care of patients affected by the novel coronavirus.

Trump to send more warships
Hours after this country's prime minister on Wednesday insisted a visit last weekend by Venezuela's Vice President had nothing to do with the US indicting Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro for narco-terrorism, came word that US President Donald Trump was going to double the presence of US warships in the Southern Caribbean.

Guyana election recount to go ahead
Both the APNU/AFC and the PPP/Civic claimed victory in the elections. As of April 2, Guyana recorded 23 cases of the covid. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Karen Boyle on Friday said 83 people had been tested, 23 tests were positive, 59 were negative and there was one inconclusive test result.

Drug trials could be covid19 solution
Khan, a urologist and former health minister urged Deyalsingh to enrol TT in the Solidarity Trial launched by the WHO, to begin clinical trials of pharmaceutical drugs that may be effective against the covid19 virus.

Bagels for breakfast; NCRHA publishes Couva quarantine menu
After fielding criticism from patients at the Couva Quarantine Facility, the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) is hitting back by publishing their menu.

Counselling for those quarantined at Camp Balandra

Supermarket owner tells citizens: 'Take responsibility for your well-being'
He said supermarket owners cannot be blamed if people do not want to take care of themselves. Warner was responding on Thursday last week to Police Commissioner Gary Griffith's statement that he would order the closure of supermarkets, banks and other institutions if people do not follow the covid19 rules on social distancing.

Griffith: Social distancing achieved

Isasha spreads love in online concert
Last week, the company launched the series with jazz artiste Vaughnette Bigford. It said it is an effort to provide entertainment for those stuck at home. It features local artistes who perform a live concert in their living room. It is held on Sundays at 4 pm and Thursdays at 7 pm.

Covid19 giving extempo a global space

Four V'zuelan men, 2 Trinis arrested for gun and ammo
Police said at about 7 pm, Cpl Bahadur and other police from the Southern Division Task Force, acting on information, intercepted a sliver Mitsubishi Libero station wagon at the intersection of Todd Street and the Rienzi Kirton Highway.

Man arrested, gun, ammo, stolen cellphones seized

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