Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says the Government is looking at what measures can be implemented to prevent the spread of COVID 19 in the nation’s prisons. He made the comment while addressing the media earlier today at the media conference.

Dr. Rowley told the media that he has been in contact with the Attorney General who  has been in touch with the judiciary and conversations are ongoing to determine what can be done in dealing with the potential COVID-19 threat at the nation’s prisons.

Trinidad and Tobago recorded its 5th COVID-19 related death today. The Ministry of Health informed that the patient was an elderly male with a pre existing medical condition. Prime Minister Rowley said all is being done to ensure that the virus is contained even at the nation’s prisons.

The Prime Minister revealed that those who fall into certain categories may be removed to ensure that there is no overcrowding at the jails.

He called for understanding from the public as decisions are taken to address the issue.