The Arima Business Association is suggesting a three week lockdown of the entire country and movement limited only to conduct essential business.
ABA says suffering for three weeks would be easier than operating handicap on low sales and reduced income for the next six months while active COVID-19 positive cases continue to rise.
In a media release ABA says it will support the Government should they decide to impose further COVID-19 restrictions.
The business group says Trinidad and Tobago may run the risk of overwhelming the healthcare system if Wednesday’s record high of 223 is perpetuated in the coming days.
It says there were 2,144 new positive COVID-19 cases for April thus far.
ABA says while the population await the next batch of vaccines, it believes that now is the opportune time for the Government to partner with the private sector to source additional vaccines once the Ministry of Health’s requirements are met.
ABA says there is an urgent demand to quickly vaccinate members of the population since the arrival of the P1 COVID-19 variant in Trinidad.