Prime Minister Rowley Hosts Media Conference – Saturday April 25th 2020



Key Points From Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s Media Conference – Saturday April 25th 2020:

– The Stay At Home initiative for non-essential workers will continue at least until May 15th, and T&T’s borders will remain closed at least until May 15th.

– Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said Government will be guided by the scientists, data, and advice from public health experts on the best time for T&T to open businesses and schools.

– Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley acknowledged that there may be some element of Coronavirus in the population and therefore Surveillance Testing must continue to determine what level of presence exists in the general population. He said, “Based on the way we have approached this and the requirement of the Public Health Department, we are required to give the technical people a further 14 days to conduct examinations of the population outside of the hospitalisation situation… That, then, will allow us to make confident opening-up decisions. So in short, we need a few more days of holding the fort to be able to come to a point where we can open back up the situation.”

– Technical Director in the Epidemiology Division at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Avery Hinds, reminded that all cases of COVID-19 in T&T started as imported cases from travel. He noted from the data, that there were minimal or few cases of Local Transmission (COVID-19 Positive person transmitted to family member). There has been no Community Spread since most cases were confined to families of persons who tested Positive for COVID-19. Surveillance Testing will ensure that there are no cases of Community Spread that are unknown or undocumented.

– On Surveillance Testing within the population, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roshan Parasram projected that medical personnel will be able to conduct 50 Tests per day in the coming weeks, and this number will increase as time goes by. He said, “If we continue to have more Negatives we’ll be confident to say that Community Spread is extremely limited.”

– If all goes well with the Surveillance Testing and results yield more Negatives in the population, restrictions may be relaxed by May 10th.

– Hardware stores to open half-day Mondays to Saturdays.

– Prime Minister Rowley appealed to landlords to go easy on their tenants during this period as some may be out of work and unable to pay their full rent. He said: “We need to have the milk of human kindness.”

– Prime Minister Rowley noted that all national decisions on COVID-19 have been based on science. He also praised medical experts for guiding the Government at this time, saying he is proud to be Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and working alongside these experts.

– Prime Minister Rowley highlighted some strategies taken to prevent a COVID-19 crisis from occurring in T&T, including:
• Closing borders early.
• Closing schools early to prevent virus from infecting student population.
• Implementing the Stay At Home initiative.
• Maintaining Social Distancing.
• Maintaining Proper Hygiene.
• Ensuring no congregation at bars, stadiums and other places.

– Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said T&T has started on a long journey, and there is still some way to go.

– Prime Minister Rowley emphatically stated that there is no fallout between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.

– The following is the update on COVID-19 patients across the various facilities:
CAURA: No patients
COUVA: 10 patients
SANGRE GRANDE STEP DOWN FACILITY: 8
HOME OF FOOTBALL: 37

source

31 thoughts on “Prime Minister Rowley Hosts Media Conference – Saturday April 25th 2020

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Good job well done my brilliant patriotic Trinidad and Tobago Doctors , thanks for your guidance and the leadership of prime minister Dr Rowley with great temperament and class true PATRIOTS to this nation

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Mr pm u av done a very good job 🙌🙌🙌even doe am away from my husband am stuck in Jamaica n my husband in Trinidad I really miss him but I'll just ave to wait until this virus over

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Very sòon the POLI, TRICk SHUNS will be visiting their constituents seeking votes ,,this year ,,or maybe next year,DON!T let them lie and fool you about the grants or food cards or any assistance you didn,t receive during this period, The Government has received International financial help,The Regional Corporations have recieved money for this purpose,YOU can stop them from lying to you,

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    My beloved prime minister I am still waiting for the school feeding program food card for my grandchildren

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Life is like a bag of hotdog with twelve and a bag of hotdog bread with eight

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    If al rawi could ease up on the rental of his buildings all over t and t what a great help it would be to the workers who are not paid to stay home,

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    I have yet to receive a food card for my 3 kids who is on the school feeding programme do not everyone has gotten

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Ecc.1
    12I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. 14I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. 15That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
    16I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. 17And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. 18For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Mr pm i think you are doing the best you i know that there are those who would not agree but thats ok we are praying for you and i know that this to shall pass God bless you sir and bless all those who are working together with you so far so good

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    My kids are on the school feeding program and i have not received any help and yes i did go out to my parliamentary representatives office after Tuesday 14th had passed

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    So far so good.i must say.give credit where its due💯.but doh play mad and open back da borders..plz..take time and analyse🙏

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    people are not staying at home they believe that virus is not real i know it is hard to be home and have nothing to eat but please be safe dnt think this virus is about politics

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    No mr Pm not all the children on the food feeding program has been given the food card especially from North Eastern College

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Your say the 30th of april now you saying 10th of may don't,t tell me when 10th of may come you going to extend again and again

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    The people of Trinidad and Tobago have to also understand that there is no no none at all vaccine or cure for this codvi virus

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Please enfertize to those who are going to open their food establishments, to please sanitize their businesses because with them being closed that long pest that carry all kind of sicknesses and diseases have been invading their places. let there be two days of this before anyone is allowed to be opened for business thankyou

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Stay at home how do u expect us to feed ourself an our family an since when sunlight is bad for ones health

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Did the PM just say we're getting paid to stay at home? Mr PM I applaud your efforts thus far, but you need to recheck your information on this point.

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Right now i dont hv this money to pay 25000 need a 6mths again

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    If u owing the magistrate court how can you pay your fined

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    I'm so glad to be a Trinbagonian.. To god be the glory and thank you for shielding us to an extent from the detriment of this virus allowing us to keep our elders…😌🙏🙏

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Good day to all honourables and media. Our food is running out faster. The grant systerm is tidious. Plse send out the food truck by having order wear mask, and 6ft apart distribution with the police and Army. So far we're fighting this COVID-19 by God's grace

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Mr prime minister good afternoon sir I support you one hundred percent keeping the country lockdown until the 15th of May but when the 15th of May comes and we in the clear don't open the border for no one to come in this country please because if you do that we will have to start all over again think before u act thank u

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Love the pnm government the grant is hard to obtain most place dont pay nis

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    But you and your government are doing a good job we will win general election for your good work

  • May 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    Prime minister lenghting the time but stores could open two days per to get cloth to sew face mask vehicke not working in toco i need transport to go to work only from salybia ERHA providing transport from fishing pond toco need a transport too

Comments are closed.