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Tobago nurses association appeals for calm as hospital worker tests positive

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 3:39 PM

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, CMC –  The Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association is calling for calm as a worker at the Scarborough General Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.

The association made the call following a media release on Friday by the Tobago Regional Health Authority which stated that a healthcare worker at the institution is Tobago’s second coronavirus case.

The release noted that the staff member was informed and is being given psychological support.

The hospital is being “deeply sanitised”, scheduled cleaning continued and contact-tracing is taking place, the authority noted.

In an immediate response to the information, nurses association president Idi Stuart said all healthcare workers must remain calm.

“We understand that healthcare workers will be alarmed,” he said.

“However, we are calling for calm and for persons to follow the recommendations made by the Government and medical professionals, in this time of unease.”

He reiterated his call for the authority to undertake robust, active training of staff in the use of the required personal protection equipment.

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