trinidadexpress.com – Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Tuesday night.
In total, seven people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.
All positive COVID-19 cases have been imported.
This means that in all seven cases, the patient contracted the illness outside of Trinidad and flew home before showing symptoms.
None of the cases are considered ‘community spread’.
The required infection control protocols continue to be implemented across the public health sector to ensure the continued effective management of the COVID-19 health challenge.
Members of the public are reminded that personal protective measures are the most effective tools against COVID-19.
Social distancing is particularly critical at this time given the manner in which the disease is spread.
Social distancing means reducing one’s contact with others.
Persons are encouraged to distance themselves from others, especially those who cough or sneeze.
Additionally, kissing, hugging, shaking hands and participating in unnecessary social gatherings are not advised.
The public is also urged to take the following personal hygiene measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:
Wash your hands properly with soap and water o Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if water and soap are not available
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
– Dispose of tissue immediately after using
– Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow if you do not have a tissue
Avoid touching your face
Sanitize hard surfaces (e.g. tabletops, handrails, doorknobs and trolleys) as often as possible.
Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms
Stay home if you are ill