A convicted prisoner at the Port of Spain Prison has tested positive for COVID-19.
Yesterday, the prisoner complained of experiencing symptoms consistent with the virus and was escorted to the nearby hospital to get tested.
He is now warded at the Caura Hospital.
The Prison Service says the area where the prisoner was housed was immediately evacuated and sanitized.
It adds that the prisoners who shared the same cell have since been placed under quarantine.
Acting Prisons Commissioner Dennis Pulchan says despite the preventative measures implemented to maintain a Covid-19 free environment, it is inevitable with the emergence of community cases.
However, he assuring friends and relatives of incarcerated persons that management of the situation is ongoing for containment and every effort is being made to keep their loved ones safe and secure.