Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Fifth person, 26, tests positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago

The Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago is advising the population of one additional confirmed case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The patient is a 26-year-old male who imported the virus, bringing the total number of positive cases to five.

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Members of the public in the Twin Island Republic are strongly advised to adhere to the following personal health protection measures to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:

- Wash your hands properly with soap and water

- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if water and soap are not available

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

- Dispose of tissue immediately after using

- Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow if you do not have a tissue

- Avoid touching your face

- Practise social distancing (e.g. no kissing, hugging or hand-shaking, avoid social gatherings)

- Sanitize hard surfaces (e.g. tabletops, handrails, doorknobs and trolleys) as often as possible

- Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms

- Stay home if you are ill

The Ministry assures it will continue to provide accurate information to the public in a timely fashion. The public is therefore urged to disregard and avoid sharing all unconfirmed, misleading and/or false information about COVID-19.

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