PM’s quarantine over; back to work today

PM’s quarantine over; back to work today

After spending days in quarantine, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is set to return to work today (Tuesday).

Rowley announced that he was going into quarantine last Friday, one day after he learnt that he was exposed to someone on Election Day, August 10, who later tested positive for Covid19.

Although he tested negative for the virus, the PM said that “out of an abundance of caution” he was told to stay in quarantine at home until Monday August 24th, when the 14-day period would have expired.

Rowley confirmed he will be back out to work in a post on the Office of the Prime Minister’s Facebook page last night.

However, he intends to limit his interactions today, telling media he “may not go to Whitehall but will be out with other staff.”

The end of Rowley’s quarantine is timely, as he is expected to attend today’s swearing-in function of new Foreign and Caricom Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne and lead the first meeting of his new Cabinet on Wednesday (August 26).

The swearing-in ceremony for Browne takes place at 1:30pm at President’s House and will be followed at 4 pm by the appointment of UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar as Opposition Leader.