Heath Ministry confirms a 5th COVID-19 case in T&T

Heath Ministry confirms a 5th COVID-19 case in T&T

The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, advises the population of one additional confirmed case (imported) of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The patient is a twenty-six (26) year old male.

According to a media release issued by the Ministry of Health, in total, five persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago at this time.

Members of the public are strongly advisedto adhere to the following personal health protection measures to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands properly with soap and water

o   Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if water and soap are not available

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

o   Dispose of tissue immediately after using

o   Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow if you do not have a tissue

  • Avoid touching your face
  • Practise social distancing (e.g. no kissing, hugging or hand-shaking, avoid social gatherings)
  • Sanitize hard surfaces (e.g. tabletops, handrails, doorknobs and trolleys) as often as possible.
  • Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms
  • Stay home if you are ill

 

The Ministry will continue to provide accurate information to the public in a timely fashion. The public is therefore urged to disregard and avoid sharing all unconfirmed, misleading and/or false information about COVID-19 (formerly Novel Coronavirus).

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