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Some Ease in Covid Restrictions

But Churches Remain Closed, Still Only Takeaway at Bars
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By Prior Beharry

CHURCHES remain closed and bars and restaurants will continue with only takeaway service.

This was the announcements made by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a news conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s on Saturday to deal with Trinidad and Tobago’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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He said after consultation with medical personnel, only some restrictions will be lifted:

  • Public gatherings increased to a maximum of ten people from five;
  • Funerals could have up to 20 people;
  • Six flights per day to Tobago. This is up from two.
  • Public servants remain on 50% rotation. Dr Rowley said he has received disappointing reports of abuse with this roster of public servants. He has therefore advised the head of the public service to have a written roster of public servants in each department. The prime minister said public servants who were absent will face the consequences included no pay;
  • Tours will be allowed at the Buccoo Reef in Tobago and at the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad with proper protocols being observed;
  • Churches remain closed;
  • Bar and restaurants remain open but continue with only takeaway service;
  • No team and contact sports

Dr Rowley said these measures will be revisited on October 24 and would relax them if the downward trend of Covid-19 cases continue.



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