Trinidad and Tobago has crossed the 100 mark with the recording of 101 deaths as its relates to the Covid-19 virus and Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said as much as it pains him to have lost anyone, he hopes this is a wake-up call for the nation.
The 101st fatality was recorded in Wednesday’s daily 4 pm update from the Ministry of Health. Three more deaths took the toll from 98 to 101.
Deyalsingh expressed his condolences to the families and said “We need as a country to take this virus very seriously and adhere to the public health measures we have been talking about for roughly seven to eight months. It’s the only way,”
The Minister said if we all as a country follow the public health guidelines, which are to wear a mask, social distance, proper hygiene and don’t invite people into your homes for any type of celebration, there will be no need for panic.”
He however blamed private social gatherings within homes as one of the driving factors behind the struggle to get the infection rate down.