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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

Two people are on ventilators in Couva and Tobago fighting against their covid19 infections.

Chief Medical Officer Roshan Parsaram confirmed that in his update on the conditions of the patients who are quarantined at various places in TT. He was speaking at a press conferance at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's, on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

CHIEF Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram is communicating with the Tobago authorities on how to handle covid19 patients that go to the Scarborough General Hospital says Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh. He was speaking at a press briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, on Wednesday.

“It’s one health care system.”

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

The Prime Minister said banks ought not be closed at the Commissioner of Police and said there were clear guidelines on how the banks should operate during the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

The government is prepared to impose a State of Emergency, but only if it would better the nation’s chances of containing covid19.

The Prime Minister gave the response while answering questions during a press briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's, Port of Spain, on Wednesday..

“I spoke on the situation before and what it would mean if we do it,” Dr Rowley said.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

TTUTA president Antonia DeFreitas says parents should use textbooks to revise schoolwork with their children while at home and not depend solely on work sheets or online links from teachers.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:14

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:12

THE EDITOR: Out of every crisis emerges a golden opportunity to be better, stronger and to improve the quality of our lives.

This present covid19 pandemic demands unity from all the different races and political organisations. It is definitely not the time for partisan politics or racial division.

It is clear from the falling oil prices and the global impact of the virus that this pandemic will hit us hard.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:12

THE EDITOR: I can hardly believe my eyes. I have to look twice. This is so ironic. A “wrecker” is being wrecked. The new coronavirus uses the human body for transportation.

For that reason several workers have been asked to stay home. However, those categorised as essential workers do not have such privilege.

If you and I fail to adhere to these seemingly simple rules and regulations, then death could knock on our doors.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:12

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:12

THE EDITOR: Viruses are older than human existence. In 1918 we had the Spanish Flu which infected 500 million and killed between 20 million and 50 million people.

We had the SARS outbreak of 2002-2004. It infected 8,098 and killed 774 people from China, other Asian countries, the UK and Canada.

In 2014 the Ebola outbreak killed 11,315 in five African countries and the US.

So why wasn’t the world prepared for the coronavirus? Maybe because it’s not profitable, they occurring more than a decade apart. But that can change.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:12

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Ayanna Webster-Roy, has said that with covid19 pandemic crisis, now more than ever, is the time to protect the nation's children from all forms of abuse.

She made this clear in a message commemorating National Child Abuse Prevention Month which was sent to Newsday on Tuesday via a press release.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:12

Transparent panels have been placed at the counter tops in Scotiabank to add yet another level of protection for both the bank’s customers and its staff in the midst of the covid19 pandemic crisis.

A release from the Bank on Tuesday stated that banking remains a critical service at all times and remains an essential service during the pandemic.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:12

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 14:12