Government bans cruise ship entry to T&T to protect the health of the country’s population

Government bans cruise ship entry to T&T to protect the health of the country’s population

Minister of Health, Ter­rence Deyals­ingh says no cruise ship will be allowed to enter into Trinidad or To­ba­go for the rest of the cruise ship season.

Speak­ing at a post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing on Thurs­day, Minister Deyals­ingh said the decision was taken in an effort to stop or de­lay the coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) from reach­ing T&T’s shores.

The cruise ship sea­son runs from De­cem­ber 12, 2019 to April 24, 2020 and Minister Deyalsingh said five cruise ships were sched­uled to enter Trinidad and sev­en in To­ba­go be­fore the end of the sea­son.

Minister Deyals­ingh said the ban will af­fect trade and tourism but said the move is for the greater good to pro­tect the health of T&T’s 1.3 mil­lion pop­u­la­tion.

 

 

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