CMO explains PCR requirement for all children entering T&T

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    Since borders closed last year, T&T’s policy has always required PCR tests for persons entering the country, including children of all ages.

    And Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says that remains the case with the reopening of borders over the weekend.

    Negative PCR tests are still required prior to travel, however questions have been raised regarding the two PCR tests needed for children, including babies.

    According to the guidelines, one negative test is needed before entry, while another test is required three to 5 days after entry into the country.

    When asked about this today, Dr Parasram explained the reasoning.

    Dr Parasram also pointed out that children as young as two months old have contracted COVID.

    Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram.