Temporary shutdown of activities for 28 days as nation tackles sharp rise in Covid19 cases

Temporary shutdown of activities for 28 days as nation tackles sharp rise in Covid19 cases

Come 6am on Monday, 17th August, Trinidad and Tobago will be “rolling” things back for the next 28 days, as we battle the Covid19 virus.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, during today’s media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre announced a number of sweeping changes as the country aims to tackle the current rise in cases.

He announced that as of Monday, all in-house dining at restaurants and bars will be stopped. However persons can purchase their meals or drinks to go.
Food courts and malls will also be on a take-away only system.
Gathering of persons has been reduced once again to five.

Beaches and rivers are to be closed to the public along will all places of workship.
He said gyms will be closed and all contact sports are to cease.
Water parks and cinemas are to be closed, as well as casinos and members clubs.
Weddings and funerals and similar events can only allow ten persons.

Maxi taxi and taxis are to revert to 50 % capacity.
And, their will be a reduction of the availability of travel to Tobago on the air and seabridge…this will be mainly for essential service providers.
Teaching institutions are to remains closed until this phase is over until December 31st

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