The latest Covid-19 patient is a 43-year old man who was tested at the Arima Health Facility.
At a Ministry of Health press conference on Monday morning, Dr. Naresh Nandram, Principal Medical Officer – Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, said the person was sick for six days but interacted with a few people.
Dr. Nandram revealed that the patient belongs to a household of eight- three adult males, three adult females, and two children.
He revealed that one of the children attended a Presbyterian school in Tacarigua which has since closed.
Contact tracing will begin on the students and teachers at the school soon.
Contact tracing will also be done on the persons who the patient would have interacted with as the man is a delivery driver, and would have visited several companies during his illness.
Dr. Nandram confirmed that contact tracing will also be done on contacts at his workplace.
Additionally, sanitisation of the establishments will be completed.
This is the second school to be closed because of a possible Covid-19 scare since schools reopened for SEA students on July 20.
Last week, Maraval RC school was closed as a student with the virus attended classes to prepare for the exams on August 20.