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Cruisers to start over quarantine
Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Cruisers to start over quarantine
3 more test positive in Balandra...

It's not my call, says CMO Parasram
On allowing the 'Barbados 33' back into T&T...

EU applauds TT's covid19 measures
The European Union donated eight million euros to assist the Caribbean in its fight against the covid19 global pandemic as it thanked TT for its handling of the crisis.

52 cruisers majority of covid19 cases
In its 4 pm update, the ministry said eight of the discharged were from Caura Hospital and four from the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.

First class hotel for quarantined health care workers
COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers in Trinidad and Tobago who need to be quarantined have been provided accommodation by the Ministry of Health, to avoid the potential transmission of the virus.

Trini-born New York nurse dies from COVID
Relatives said Coutou-Figaro, who was originally from south Trinidad, was admitted to hospital will flu-like symptoms in mid-March. She returned home and was readmitted after her condition worsened a week later. She developed pneumonia and a chest infection. The mother of two was 52 years old.

Confirmed cases of covid19 increase by one
In its 10 am update, the Ministry of Health said 1110 samples were submitted to CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency). Eight people have died and 12 people have been discharged.

COVID patients moved to Grande in late-night convoy
Brooklyn Settlement residents have been protesting the ministry's decision to locate the step-down facility in their community. But reiterating that step-down facilities were needed so that recovering patients could convalesce in a quiet and isolated location before they are discharged into the care of their loved ones, Deyalsingh again appealed to citizens to exercise compassion, patience and tolerance on this issue durng Saturday's press conference.

Racquet Centre turns into COVID-19 recovery centre
President of the Tennis Association of T&T (TATT), Hayden Mitchell, expanded on the Prime Minister's statement, telling Guardian Media Sports, "They are using the facility as a back-up. In times of national crisis, all these sporting facilities can also double as centres."

Mayaro farmers forced to dump unsold produce
With COVID-19 stifling people's ability to move around, the farmers say buyers have stopped coming into Kernaham and Cascadoo villages. In desperation, some farmers have been taking their produce to the main road to sell but even there buyers are few and far between.

Cops believe they've unearthed remains of 1-year-old child
Around 2 pm on Saturday, based on information received by police officers from an anonymous caller, police officers from the Arouca Homicide Bureau Region 2 Arouca went to a gravel road off Toco Road Sangre Grande, where a search was carried out and the remains were found in a shallow grave.

Teachers, principals, Garcia clash over 'data collection' drive
The survey included basic questions such as the name of the school, school level (primary or secondary), etc. But it also asked the question, "Did you engage in any teaching or instructional activity due to the period March 16 to April 3?" Some teachers told Newsday this worried many who had no internet or computer access at home, as it appeared having classes during that time was mandatory. But it isn't.

Many warnings, but 'COVID parties' continue

Venezuelans face eviction as bars, clubs remain closed
A total of 16,523 Venezuelans who were registered to work and live in this country during a two-week process last June. However, there are a considerable number of them working illegally across many sectors including construction and agriculture and brothels.

To handwash or sanitise...experts say do both
Dermatologist Dr Morgan Basanta warns that washing your hands too much can damage your skin, and suggests using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Mask-makers struggle to meet demand

TSTT: Deferring customers payments 'complex matter'
"As with all networks around the world, the surge in online activity, including working and studying from home, has increased overall network throughput by an average of 35-40 per cent. This level of activity is only expected to increase in the coming weeks and, as such, TSTT has implemented a series of network enhancements to ensure quality assurance."

Breathe through COVID-19
Cultivating certain practices can help with creating a positive attitude and feelings of empowerment. Ultimately we gain the benefit of lowered stress hormones, a stronger immune system and better long term health.

Couple found shot dead in car
A MAN and a woman were found shot dead in a car in Trincity yesterday in what police believe is a double homicide.

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