Mask Wearing Remains in Place at Health Facilities

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

TOBAGONIANS are being reminded that one Covid-19 restriction remains in place which is the mask wearing at public and private healthcare facilities.

The Division of Health, Wellness and Social Protection (DHWSP) in a media release on Tuesday, also stated that the Covid-19 testing site at the old Scarborough General Hospital at Fort Street (Green Room), has been officially closed as of Tuesday.

Persons with flu-like symptoms can access testing services at the Scarborough, Canaan, Roxborough and Moriah Health Centres and Quarantine Orders will no longer be issued for such persons. 

They will be advised by their healthcare provider on how to safely isolate at home and issued a sick leave certificate, where necessary, the release stated.

Acting County Medical Officer of Health Dr Tiffany Hoyte said, “Covid-19 is still with us and will continue to persist in our communities, but at a relatively lower rate of occurrence. We are also still in the flu season, which runs from October to May. 

“Persons with flu-like symptoms such as fever, runny nose, cough, headaches, body pains etc., must stay at home and safely isolate from other persons in the home. If you have flu-like symptoms you should physically distance yourself from other persons, wash hands often, do not share utensils, sanitize shared bathrooms, and frequently clean and sanitize regularly touched surfaces to avoid spreading any infections.”

Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced officially the end of the Covid-19 pandemic that ravaged the world since 2020.


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