The Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed that there are ten additional positive Covid-19 cases. A statement from the Ministry explains that Seven (7) of these positive cases, are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients. The other three cases are pending epidemiological investigation.

Meanwhile, millions of people in the Philippines were ordered to stay home Tuesday as global coronavirus infections kept soaring, with the World Health Organization warning against relying on a vaccine “silver bullet” to end the pandemic.

Desperate to contain the spread and relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals, some countries such as the Philippines have resorted to reimposing economically painful restrictions on travel and businesses.

Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the capital Manila on Tuesday and police were again staffing checkpoints to restrict public travel as surging virus cases forced another lockdown.

Officials deployed dozens of shuttle buses, along with army trucks, to ferry stranded medical personnel and workers of authorised businesses. Most domestic flights to and from the capital were cancelled, and night curfews will return in places.

President Rodrigo Duterte agreed to reinstate the lockdown after medical groups warned the health care system was being overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients. More than 106,000 people have been infected, including more than 2,100 who have died.

In Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Health reiterates that if you or a loved one develop Covid-19 symptoms , you must call 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.

HERE ARE A LIST OF THE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS:

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.


Most common symptoms:

  • FEVER
  • COUGH
  • TIREDNESS

Less common symptoms:

  • ACHES AND PAINS
  • SORE THROAT
  • DIARRHOEA
  • CONJUNCTIVITIS
  • HEADACHES
  • LOSS OF TASTE
  • LOSS OF SMELL
  • SKIN RASH
  • DISCOLORATION OF FINGERS OR TOES

More serious symptoms:

  • DIFFICULTY BREATHING OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH
  • CHEST PAIN OR PRESSURE
  • LOSS OF SPEECH OR MOVEMENT

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms.

Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility. People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home. On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.