PM: More areas likely to be reopened once Covid infections reduce and vaccines roll out

PM: More areas likely to be reopened once Covid infections reduce and vaccines roll out

Expect more areas of the economy to reopen or expand as the number of Covid19 infections reduces.

That’s according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, as he answered questions yesterday following a meeting with THA assemblymen at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort.

He said “As we get those results we take a little more risks…and go further and further.”

However, when asked about this country’s borders, Rowley said he could not commit to a timeline.
But, he hinted that it will be on the table, once the majority of Trinidad and Tobago’s population and those of some of the major countries have been vaccinated.

Rowley said “The opening of borders was always very heavily influenced by the discovery and availability of a vaccine or vaccines. We are now at the stage where vaccine availability is now reaching a point where we could think in terms of inoculating the populations that will be mixing.”

He added: “The United States, our main contact outside of Trinidad and Tobago, has indicated that…by May their population should have vaccines and be sufficiently inoculated where people can mix without the fear of heavy or any infections at all. Once that happens…then the opening of borders will become a reality.”

The borders have been closed since March 2020.

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