The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association says it fully supports the measures outlined by the government to reel in the escalating rise of active COVID-19 cases.
TTMA says it is alarming that 328 persons were recorded as infected today.
It says our behavior in a pandemic needs to be in check and so the spiral rise of infected person is not acceptable.
The TTMA says it is in agreement that drastic measures are needed to retract the curve as mentioned by Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley.
In a media release this afternoon, the TTMA said the measures outlined by the government are commendable and at the same time understandable.
It said the Association recognizes that resources are limited and whereas the government needs to secure lives of all citizens, it could not have been done at the expense of livelihood.
The TTMA said it also support not closing the manufacturing sector at this time; as such businesses keeping their doors open is imperative to stimulating the economy, even in a time of limited lockdown.
It said the manufacturing sector, for the most part, is self-regulating and it is confident it would continue to do all that it can to put all measures in place to safeguard workers from the exposure to the virus.