In case you missed it, here are the Key Points from today’s Virtual Media Conference – Wednesday 24th June 2020

  • Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, gave a clinical update on the status of Covid-19 in T&T.
    The numbers are as follows:
    • Caura Hospital – 7 patients (1 person was transferred from UWI for non-Covid related treatment)
    • Couva – 0
    • UWI Penal/Debe Facility – 50 persons (if all goes well, they could be back home between 29th June and 1st July)
    • Chancellor Facility – 22 persons (they are set to be released between today and Friday)
    • Tacarigua – 0
    • NAPA Facility – 18 Health Care Workers
    • Home of Football – 8 persons (they are set to be released over the next couple days)
    • Sangre Grande Facility – 24 persons (if all goes well they could be back home in early July)
    • UWI Canada Hall – 99 students (set to be released between 27th and 28th June)
    • UWI Freedom Hall – 46 students (set to be released between 29th and June 30th June)
    • Kapok – 48 persons (if all goes well they could be home in early July).
  • Minister Deyalsingh indicated that the 295 persons quarantined on the Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Ship are supposed to end their quarantine on Saturday but were unable to receive their swabs yesterday due to protests at the port. He said that the CMO along with Dr. Maryam Richards are currently in talks with Port officials, in an attempt to have the swabs done so that the quarantined nationals can be given the all clear.
  • The Minister of Health stated that his ministry has not yet been asked to provide any technical advice with regards to Carnival 2021.
  • The Minister of Communications, Donna Cox, went on to say that contrary to media reports, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has NOT made a final decision with regards to hosting Carnival 2021
  • Minister Deyalsingh clarified that all retail stores and supermarkets are allowed to open up to 10PM now.