Trinidad & Tobago confirms first case of coronavirus (COVID – 19)

Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh

Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed its first positive case of a coronavirus infection.

Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday,  just two hours after declaring that there were no cases confirmed in the country.

Deyalsingh said that the first case would have been an imported case.

The patient is a 52-year-old man who came from Switzerland and started exhibiting symptoms on Wednesday.

Deyalsingh said he immediately put himself in isolation and will be transported to the hospital in Caura.

His family is self-quarantining.

Neither Deyalsingh or National Security Minister Stuart Young said whether the patient was a national. They said only that he resides in TT.

TT follows Guyana, Jamaica, St Vincent, Cuba and three other countries which reported confirmed cases in the Caribbean.

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2 Comments

  1. My money
    March 13, 2020

    I doh understand why thise tourists stop spreading their viruses..allu sick stay at allu home…arent they screened before they board the ship..oh shait man..allu putting a whole country at risk. Damn with allu man. Trini do allu best to contain eh..praying for you guys..while i hope it dont reach DA. Skerrit just allowing dem people to dock in such a time like this..

  2. Ras B
    March 13, 2020

    Is admin on leave or they are practicing the chinese art of no longer reporting, hoping that this goes away? or is it that their selective posting approach has gotten to a head?

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