More restrictions to battle COVID – public servants back to 50%, churches reduced to 25%

More restrictions to battle COVID – public servants back to 50%, churches reduced to 25%

More restrictive measures have been implemented on the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago as the cases of COVID19 continue to rise at an alarming rate.

Speaking at today’s Ministry of Health media briefing, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced that beginning midnight tonight, there will be no public gatherings for entertainment or concerts; the public sector will revert to a 50% workforce, with some being place on a rotational basis; churches and all places of worship will be reduced from 50% to 25% – with the timeframe for these services/prayers at a maximum of 90 minutes.

He also stated that weddings and funerals will now be limited to 10 persons.

On the reversion for public servants to a 50% attendance and shift rotation, Deyalsingh said this will take tens of thousands of person off the transportation grid and at work places which is one of the areas where the spread is happening.

However, no order was given regarding the private sector.

Deyalsingh asked that the nation follow the necessary protocols and set a collective target to see our current figures lowered by the end of May.

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