Home isolation for asymptomatic persons in Tobago

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    Tobago has introduced a new home isolation policy.

    This will see persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 staying at home, once they have no symptoms.

    Confirmation came today from Health and Wellness Secretary, Tracy Davidson-Celestine.

    Active COVID-19 cases in Tobago have been much lower than in Trinidad, however in recent days there has been an increase: as at 10pm yesterday, there were 200 active cases on the island.

    Since the start of the pandemic, Tobago has confirmed 571 cases of COVID-19, with 15 deaths.

    Mrs. Davidson-Celestine also announced that antigen testing is about one week away, as the island looks to boost testing capacity.

    While antigen tests are considered less accurate than PCR tests, it can return results in a matter of minutes.