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SEA student tests positive for COVID-19, 90 primary contacts
Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020

SEA student tests positive for COVID-19, 90 primary contacts
The Ministry of Health is now surveilling 90 primary contacts of a child who recently tested positive for COVID-19. The child tested positive overnight after another member of the family also tested positive for the virus earlier this week.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is sweeping across T&T

Tobago tropical storm alert upgraded to orange

Five new COVID cases in T&T
Five (5) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. All five cases are primary contacts of a recently positive COVID-19 patient. All established protocols have been implemented.

Watch: Strong winds batter Toco as Gonzalo nears

NHC: Gonzalo knocking on T&T's door

Tobago on Gonzalo watch
In a statement on Friday, TEMA said shelters have been activated at the Charlotteville relief centre; Speyside High School; and the Belle Garden, Betsy's Hope and Canaan multi-purpose facilities.

THA warns boaters ahead of Gonzalo: Secure your vessels
Tropical Storm Gonzalo has arrived and is impacting both islands with heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and lightning strikes. It came ashore at daybreak with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometres per hour.

Storm cancels Saturday's ferry sailings

T&T has another local Covid-19 infection, three cases 'pending epidemiological investigation'

T&T records 3rd possible 'local' Covid case

Virologist: Govt must move quickly to track virus origins
"Once we know this, more informed decisions can be made about what to do next about the reopening of school." He added, "It is all the more important at this time that the general public follow all the public health measures recommended by the Ministry of Health."

Kamla: Govt treatment of stranded Trinis worse than slavery
United National Congress leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has again knocked Government over its handling of repatriating Trinidad and Tobago citizens stranded abroad by the lockdown of the borders due to COVID-19, likening this treatment to slavery and indentureship.

San Juan workers self-quarantine after possible covid19 exposure
ALMOST 30 workers in the San Juan area have gone into self-quarantine after they were possibly exposed to a secondary contact of a patient with covid19.

More illegal V'zuelans held in southwest
Police from the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF) held 11 Venezuelans on Thursday, the day after police arrested 15 near a beach in Erin.

Returning Trini: Let me explain
The man said he was supposed to be quarantined at a hotel after his employer an international cruise ship company paid for accommodation for the 14-day quarantine. The man, who asked not to be publicly identified, said that on arrival he was not only told he would not be going to the hotel booked by his employer but would have to go to another and also pay $14,000 for a room.

Deyalsingh admits daughter got Covid

AG on 'army power of arrest' suggestion: 'Madmanism'
He was responding to UNC St Joseph candidate Ahloy Hunt, who spoke about the party's anti-crime plans at a virtual UNC election campaign meeting on Thursday night. He said granting powers of arrest to the military would complement the work of the police.

An affront to the victims
Weekes on Bakr's lack of apology for bloody coup attempt:

Tint meters coming in two weeks
Minister Rohan Sinanan gave notice of this on Friday, saying this is the beginning of moving away from the "philosophy of this subjective way we deal with tints."

'1990' enquiry: all they did was waste my time, says Clarke

Ex-hostage: Politicians don't care about attempted coup
Former hostage Wendell Eversley has chastised the Prime Minister, THA Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis and PNM Tobago candidates Shamfa Cudjoe and Ayanna Webster-Roy. They were not at his wreath-laying ceremony at the Bacolet gravesite of former prime minister and president ANR Robinson to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the July 27, 1990, attempted coup.

Emancipation celebrations move online

PEP supports, PDP declines 'no campaigning' to commemorate 1990
PROGRESSIVE Empowerment Party (PEP) Phillip Edward Alexander has supported a call by religious leaders to have no campaigning on Monday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1990 attempted coup.

'Gun violence not what Tobago is about'
PNM Tobago East candidate Ayanna Webster-Roy says she is deeply concerned about escalating gun violence on the island. Webster-Roy made the statement Wednesday night as she wound up her address at a political meeting at the Mason Hall Community Centre. "I just want to leave a caution with all of us," she told supporters.

V'zuelans mourn for son of 'popular' sports leader
Tucupita-based news company, Tane Tanae, reported that Ricardo Argenis Celis Brito had leukemia. His father is Ricardo Celis Sr, a well-known sports leader and political activist, Tane Tanae reported.

Happy ending for Balloon Man
Gibbs' story of impoverishment and struggle, first told by Newsday in April, touched the hearts of many who dipped into their wallets and purses to offer financial help while others offered appliances, food and even temporary accommodation. Readers from as far as Canada and America reached out.

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