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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Jamaica to limit T&T journey because of COVID-19 variant

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley stated Jamaica will place restrictions on journey from Trinidad and Tobago because of the presence of the COVID-19 P1 variant (additionally known as the Brazilian variant) inside the native inhabitants.

Talking at right this moment’s Ministry of Well being convention on COVID-19, Dr Rowley stated that he was lately knowledgeable by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness of the event. 

“Yesterday the Prime Minister of Jamaica gave me the courtesy of informing me that I feel, someday right this moment, Jamaica would put Trinidad and Tobago on a restriction listing of nations from which individuals can not journey, due to our acknowledgement that we had the P1 variant right here.”

“We in Trinidad and Tobago are in a peculiar geographical location. This virus is raging in Brazil. Brazil has a border with Guyana. Guyana is a part of CARICOM. Persons are coming from Guyana by means of CARICOM preparations into Trinidad and Tobago.”

“We should always not take loads of consolation in the truth that if we focus in that means on migrants that we’ll be given a go for the remainder of our inhabitants. Everywhere in the world, this virus is raging among the many populations…with out Venezuelans.”

“Sure, migrants are a risk to us and will…persevere in coming and in bringing it to us, we’ll do what is feasible to chop that stream off. However I don’t need the nationwide inhabitants of non-Venezuelans to get a go by saying ‘It’s the borders’. It isn’t solely that. In truth, statistically, that may be a small a part of the issue.”

At the moment, Trinidad and Tobago’s borders are closed, nevertheless, journey exemptions could be granted for emergency functions. 

On Could 1 the Ministry of Well being confirmed that six extra circumstances of the P1 variant had been discovered inside the inhabitants: one non-national and 5 nationals. 

As of Could 1, this introduced the whole native variety of confirmed COVID-19 optimistic samples of the P1 variant to fifteen.

The Well being Ministry has pledged monetary contributions in direction of the College of the West Indies so extra testing could be completed.

As of midnight Tuesday, enterprise operations shall be restricted to important companies resembling pharmacies, supermarkets and {hardware} shops, with working hours revised to 6am to 8pm. 

The Ministry is asking the general public chorus from gathering and to implement well being and security measures together with sporting face masks, common sanitisation, bodily distancing.

Individuals ought to keep at dwelling if unwell, and cough right into a tissue or the criminal of an elbow if they should.

In accordance with the US Facilities for Illness Management (CDC), concerning the P1 variant, there are considerations about the potential of elevated transmissibility or the power for many who have already been contaminated with COVID-19 to be re-infected. 

The general public is urged to proceed to observe the Ministry’s official channels for the newest updates.

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