Dr Keith Rowley taking the Oath of Office at prime minister before President Paula-Mae Weekes on Wednesday. Photo: Office of the President
ON election night, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was exposed to someone who subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.
Dr Rowley has since tested negative but “out of an abundance of caution” he will remain in quarantine until next Monday.
Among his public engagements since elections on August 10, were a press conference as political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) at Balisier on Tuesday and swearing-in as prime minister at President’s House on Wednesday.
After his official oath of office, Dr Rowley spoke to members of the media at President’s House.
All Covid-19 protocols were observed both at Balisier House and President’s House.
In a Facebook post Friday Dr Rowley confirmed that he had tested positive.
He said, “I have been tested and the results are negative.
“Out of an abundance of caution I have been advised to remain in quarantine at home until next Monday when the full fourteen day period would have expired.
“Given the circumstances under which we all now live I once again take this opportunity to appeal to ALL citizens to each do their part to help fight this virus by strictly following the health instructions of regular attentive hand washing and sanitisation, physical distancing and no congregation in groups above five persons and additionally most importantly wear a mask once outside the home or in an enclosed space which is being shared at close quarters.
“With the discipline that is expected of us together we can fight and beat the uncontrolled expansion of this virus.”