Chief Secretary in quarantine following exposure to COVID

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Chief Secretary in quarantine following exposure to COVID

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, Ancil Dennis, has been placed in home quarantine until after April 16th.

In a release posted to his Facebook page, Dennis stated that he was informed earlier today that he was exposed to a primary contact of a recent COVID-19 positive case on Good Friday (April 2).

“While my exposure to the primary contact was minimal and mask wearing and social distancing practised during the interactions, I hastened to get tested for COVID-19, as is compulsory in the circumstances and received a negative result.”

Dennis said “Out of an abundance of caution I will remain quarantined at home until after April 16, when the full fourteen day quarantine period ends. I will work from home during this period and discharge the responsibilities of my office through virtual meetings and other forms of relevant communication.”

He urged all residents to remain cautious and vigilant during this period, even in light of the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is for us to ensure adherence to the COVID-19 protocols, if we are to keep our numbers low and return to a greater level of normalcy,” he said.