A special focus has been placed on several groups within Trinidad and Tobago as the possibility of a second wave of the COVID 19 looms.

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh informed the population that the Government has chosen to err on the side of caution as it relaxes COVID 19 measures. He revealed that several countries internationally proved woefully underprepared for the second wave of the pandemic and the T&T Government wants to ensure this is not the case here. As such, while the Prime Minister announced the first phase of relaxation measures over the weekend, there is still a plan to ensure that precautions are taken to prevent COVID infections.

Principal Medical Officer of Health Epidemiology Dr. Naresh Nandram said that certain target groups have been earmarked for special focus by health authorities as the COVID pandemic continues to affect the world.
Speaking at the Ministry of Health’s daily media update this morning he said that certain groups would continue to receive special attention as the Government prepares to enter phase two of the relaxation of COVID measures.

He said smaller groups that require attention are those with certain risk profiles that health authorities need to keep a special eye on. Community testing falls into this group.

Another special group are older persons who reside in long stay or retirement facilities while other groups include the Immuno-compromised, and those with a travel history.