The Omicron variant is not a big concern.
This is according to the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association Idi Stuart.
Last week Trinidad and Tobago recorded two more cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern.
According to the Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago has therefore confirmed 17 cases of the Omicron strain.
A spike in Omicron cases has been predicted by the CMO, Minister of Health and other health care professionals in T&T.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said to date, 108 countries have confirmed cases of the Omicron variant.
Research has suggested that this variant is more easily spread from person to person as compared to previous variants but further information is needed on its impact.
Meanwhile, the MoH has reminded the population of the importance of being vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as soon as possible.
However speaking with News Power Now on Wednesday, Stuart said that he did not share that concern.
He said while this may be subject to change he’s not concerned presently.
He acknowledged that there is still a problem in the parallel health system.
However he stated that the while there has been a high Covid fatality rate, the numbers are coming down and that is encouraging news.