Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says space may now be an issue as a result of the new protocols released by his Ministry.
The Ministry of Health announced late Monday, new protocols for travellers coming to Trinidad and Tobago from the UK.
This comes after news of a new and more infectious strain of the COVID 19 virus, circulating within the UK population.
In a media release, the Ministry explained that persons who had visited the UK or whose journey began in the UK within 14 days prior to their arrival in T&T will face new measures, which include a mandatory 14-day quarantine period to be spent in a state or state supervised facility.
This new protocol deviates from the current quarantine period which is 7 days in state or state supervised quarantine followed by 7 days home quarantine.
Speaking on TV6 this morning, Minister Deyalsingh said despite the space constraints which the Ministry has to now deal with, it is a problem the authorities are willing to face.
Minister Deyalsingh also addressed fears over testing or a lack thereof particularly given the new strain of COVID which is said to be more infectious.