A second primary school has been closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 virus, in Trinidad and Tobago. This country’s 148th confirmed case of COVID-19 is that of an Arima delivery driver who came into contact with eight persons at his residence, one of whom is an SEA student of the Tacarigua Presbyterian Primary School.

The school has been shut by the Ministry of Health and according to Principal Medical Officer of Health – Epidemiology, Dr Naresh Nandram, the latest COVID-19 case has led to the school closure and further to that, students who had been in contact with the student who resides in the home of the COVID-19 patient, along with their family members, will now be tested for COVID-19.

Dr Nandram said the patient had been symptomatic for six days and had not been isolated. He said the 43-year-old man had gone to his workplace as usual and as such, this morning, health officials had been testing everyone that he had come into contact with. Several other companies have been contacted as a direct result of case #148.