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10 days to collapse
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10 days to collapse of parallel health sector
Younger, healthier people with no co-morbidities are now dying from the COVID-19 virus in T&T and the Health Ministry is now testing them to determine if the more deadly Brazilian (P1) strain was responsible for their deaths.

Hospital intakes now exceed discharges
She said the parallel healthcare system had a maximum capacity of 542 beds spread across seven hospitals to manage COVID-19 patients. She added that an average of 13.6 per cent of new cases were admitted to hospitals daily, while only 6.6 per cent of hospitalised patients are discharged each day.

STOP MOVING! - PM orders further lockdown
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has ordered more stringent restrictions in a desperate attempt to limit the movement of citizens, and head off a catastrophic increase in the number of Covid-positive cases.

PM: Govt to continue social assistance amid restrictions
The Prime Minister has pledged to continue to maintain the existing social support system. He said this will cost the State upwards of $5 billion to support 182,000 people, in addition to the assistance provided to people during the pandemic.

Five more Covid deaths

Scotland sides with PM on cops entering private properties
Hosein said if Rowley was right then Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi should be charged for his involvement in an arm-wrestling match and games which contravened the laws.

Chief Secretary: New anti-covid19 rules 'to prevent further calamity'

Kamla doubles down on criticism of PM's COVID-19 measures
According to the Opposition Leader, the government failed to move quickly to secure vaccines or the nation's borders.

UNC opposes COVID-19 restrictions, suggests new plan
She listed six measures that could assist the business community in staying afloat despite the closures.

TRHA collects keys to Roxborough hospital
The hospital was built at a cost of $98 million in 18 months.

Indian Premier League suspended after more COVID-19 cases
The first cases involving players inside the IPL's biosecure bubble forced Monday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore to be postponed. The count grew on Tuesday when two Chennai Super Kings staffers and a Sunrisers Hyderabad player also returned positive tests.

Minister requests vaccine list for teaching staff

BOATT: Bar industry has passed tipping point
The Barkeepers and Operators Association (BOATT) is "deeply troubled" and concerned about the latest restrictions imposed on the bar industry.

Close to $5m in cocaine found in packages destined for US
During the three days up to 8.30 pm on Monday, Customs and Excise Division officers unearthed close to nine kilograms of cocaine hidden in several items. The cocaine weighed earlier on Monday, sources say, was approximately 6.5 kilograms and Friday's seizure was estimated to be close to three kilograms. The estimated street value of one kilogram of cocaine is approximately US$80,000, so the find amounts to close to US$720,000 or TT$4.8m.

Wounded man gave cops wrong name to avoid arrest
But police eventually found out his real identity and discovered he was wanted on six outstanding warrants, including two for rape, two for grievous sexual assault, false imprisonment and kidnapping.

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