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Another Covid Death

  ONE more person has died due to Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. This brings to 106, the number of people who have died of the coronavirus in the country. In its 4pm update on Monday, the Ministry of Health noted that 24 people tested positive in the past 24 hours. See below: Number of […]Read More

Covid-19 Updates Now at 4pm in New Dashboard Format

  THE Ministry of Health will issue only one Covid-19 update at 4 pm each day in a new format starting from Thursday. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram revealed this at the virtual media conference of the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. He said the release would be in a new and improved […]Read More

1 More Covid Death, 30 Test Positive

  An elderly male with pre-existing medical conditions is the latest patient to die from Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. In its Wednesday morning update, the Ministry of Health noted that that the total number of deaths in T&T was now 84. It stated that 30 more people have tested positive with 1,782 active cases. […]Read More

Ministry Confirms Schools to Open on September 1

  THE Ministry of Education has confirmed that the new academic year will begin on September 1, 2020. It’s been four months since all schools were closed, after the Ministry of Health recorded the first coronavirus case in Trinidad and Tobago on March 12. This meant that the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) and other examinations […]Read More

8 Active Covid-19 Cases

    THERE are now eight active cases of Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. All eight are warded at the Caura Hospital. Two people who were tested positive have been discharged. In its latest update on Monday morning, the Ministry of Health stated that 5,555 samples were tested at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARFA) […]Read More

Cruise Ship Patients To be Quarantined on Land

  THE Trinidad and Tobago nationals who are quarantined aboard the Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship will be moved to another facility on land on Tuesday. This was stated in a release from the Ministry of Health on Sunday. The release noted that there was a virtual meeting among the Health Ministry, the National […]Read More

Ministry Warns about Toxic Hand Sanitisers

    METHANOL in hand sanitisers can be toxic. The Ministry of Health has stated that some local sanitiser brands may contain methanol or similar toxic substances. In a release on Friday it noted, “…the presence of this ingredient in handrubs/sanitisers poses serious health risks to the public.” It stated, “As part of the national […]Read More

Health Ministry Recalls Extended-Release Metformin

  THE Ministry of Health is recalling specific batches of named brands of extended-release metformin drugs. In a release on Thursday, the ministry sated that Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada have issued voluntary recalls on extended-release […]Read More

Private Labs Ask to Submit Documents to do Covid-19 Testing

  PRIVATE laboratories are being asked to submit documents to the Office of the Chief Medical Officer to be validated to do Covid-19 testing. The Ministry of Health and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) issued a joint release on Thursday to clarify the process. The release stated: “In this regard, the Caribbean Public Health […]Read More

Health Ministry: Wear Masks in Public

  PEOPLE are being advised to wear masks when out in public. The Ministry of Health in a release on Sunday stated, “Based on ongoing local and international research into the spread and treatment of Covid-19, the Ministry of the Health continuously updates its public health protocols as new scientific evidence emerges.” It noted that […]Read More