Sat | Mar 28, 2020

60 COVID-19 cases identified

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:25 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

The Trinidad and Tobago Government yesterday said that the 33 nationals stranded in Barbados will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period on their arrival for the coronavirus (COVID-19), despite having done so while in the sister Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

National Security Minister Stuart Young, speaking at the daily news conference by the Ministry of Health where it was disclosed that the positive cases had risen to 60, told reporters that anyone who enters an international airport or a plane would be subjected to the mandatory quarantine period on arrival in Trinidad and Tobago.

“Once you go to an international airport and you enter on to an international flight, you are now back up to maximum amount of risks,” Young said, noting that “persons who have travelled to Miami to New York to all of those international airports need to self-quarantine.

“Moving around, as we have seen happened by personalities, has led to serious contact spread risk. The virus does not respect your status.”