The Ministry of National Security confirms all COVID-19 preventative measures are currently in place, to ensure the continuity of services provided by the Immigration Division at the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad.
In a media release the Ministry says today, Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of National Security, Gary Joseph and Nataki Atiba-Dilchan met with Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Derek Craigwell, to discuss current Immigration-related issues.
The Ministry says this meeting was convened after a meeting with the Minister of National Security, Stuart Young, who expressed concern at the recent developments surrounding the contracting of COVID-19 by certain Immigration Officers and the ensuing consequences.
It says matters discussed included the continued provision of personal protective equipment to ensure the health and safety of Immigration Officers stationed at the Airport.
It says measures are also in place to maintain continuous Immigration services for both incoming and departing passengers.
The meeting also affirmed the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago continues to sanitize all work spaces at the Airport on a regular basis, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of National Security says it will continue to provide all necessary resources to ensure the well-being of its officers.
It says the circumstances surrounding the Immigration Officers who have recently tested positive are being looked at.
The Ministry says preliminary evidence suggests the contraction of COVID-19 may not have been directly associated with the official
performance of duties by personnel.