33 T&T nationals sent for COVID-19 test at medical facility in Barbados

33 T&T nationals sent for COVID-19 test at medical facility in Barbados

Nations News is Barbados says the thirty-three Trinidadians who were quarantined in the country and some of whom were expecting to leave around 10:30 this morning will have to wait a bit longer.

They were at Grantley Adams International Airport and waiting to board their flight when medical personnel from the Ministry of Health informed them they would be taken to the Paragon facility to be medically tested.

Medical Officer of Health, Dr Manohar Singh, in charge of ports, Ministy of Health and Wellness, said the testing was a routine measure.

One of the Trinidadians told Nation News they were informed that this newest development was a result of the Trinidad Government insisting that they had to be medically tested before leaving for Trinidad.

Sixteen Trinidadians were expected to leave this morning and the others this afternoon on One Caribbean flights they had chartered.

A source said the plane, which is delayed, is waiting for the Trinidadians to board, whenever the testing is finished.

Speaking with reporters in Barbados, one T&T national said that they were told they will have to be quarantined and re-tested when they arrive in Trinidad.




Thirty-three Trinidad and Tobago nationals stranded in Barbados by the COVID-19 virus are at Grantley Adams International Airport to return home today.T&T Attorney Prakash Ramadhar said yesterday that Minister of National Security Stuart Young had granted the group an exemption allowing entry after much deliberation last evening. ( Video – by BT's Kemar Holder)

Posted by Barbados Today on Tuesday, April 21, 2020