Brazilian variant first case was found in a Venezuelan migrant

Brazilian variant first case was found in a Venezuelan migrant

Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, says movement of people from different places have been identified as the means in which the Brazilian variant entered Trinidad and Tobago.

Minister Deyalsingh gave the update in the Senate this afternoon.

Minister Deyalsingh confirmed that the country’s Brazilian variant first case was found in a Venezuelan migrant

The Member of Parliament for St Joseph was at the time responding to a question posed by Independent Senator, Paul Richards.

On Monday the Ministry of Health said Brazilian Variant has been detected in five additional COVID-19 positive samples in Trinidad and Tobago.

It says the variants of concern were detected in cases from: St. George Central (3) and St. George West (2).

It says all five cases are nationals.

It said this brings the total local number of confirmed COVID-19 positive samples of the P1 variant to nine.

Minister Deyalsingh said steps are being taken to boost the testing capacity for the Brazilian variant which is being done by the University of the West Indies.

Source: News Power Now/Power 102

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