140 students back home, quarantined at UWI

140 students back home, quarantined at UWI

The group is the first batch of returnee students, since National Security Minister Stuart Young said that permission would be granted to student T&T nationals who are studying at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

The students left UWI’s Mona Campus in Jamaica on Saturday, and arrived in Trinidad around 4:00p.m.

They were met by local public health officials and shuttled to the St. Augustine campus around 7:00p.m.

They were then medically assessed and assigned their rooms at Canada Hall, which will act as their home for the next 14 days.

The rooms were reported to be stocked with all the necessities for their stay such grocery items – tea, coffee, sugar, milk and oats, toiletries, soap and toilet paper.

The room is also outfitted with a fan and cleaning products.

Persons wishing to deliver care packages to the students can drop them off at the Carmony Hall carpark between 9:00am and noon each day.

Approximately 300 students from Cave Hill, Barbados and Mona, Jamaica, are expected to return home in June.