Popular cosmetic retail brand, Pennywise has been at the centre of much public chatter, after medical professionals were forced to shut the doors of the company’s Charlotte Street branch and Long Circular Mall branch, on Wednesday. This came, after news that a woman who had no recent travel record, had tested positive for Covid-19.

According to Chief Medical Officer, Dr, Roshan Parasram, the woman who resides with eight persons, had been ill for approximately one week and had not restricted her movement. The medical professionals became aware of the woman’s health condition on Tuesday afternoon. The woman would have made stops at several locations, including the Pennywise locations and First Citizens Bank in San Juan.

Dr. Parasram said the Pennywise closures were specifically for sanitisation of the outlets. He also assured that testing would take place, as necessary of primary, secondary and tertiary cases.

Trinidad and Tobago currently has 140 positive COVID-19 cases. The Ministry of Health said the most recent case was a Trinidadian national who arrived from Saudi Arabia.