PMO: COVID-19 community cases may increase and impact “ramped up” repatriations

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    Relaxations to COVID-19 measures may lead to an increase in community cases according to a health expert who says this will be considered in the repatriation of T&T nationals.

    Principal Medical Officer, Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards, at this morning’s Health Ministry media briefing, claims the granting of exemptions have been “ramped up”.

    She says approximately 300 persons are being granted exemptions every 10 days and, currently, 10% of repatriates test COVID-positive.

    However, Dr Abdool-Richards says several factors impact on how many persons are accommodated in the parallel health system.

    Meanwhile, Dr Richards says more repatriates are expected this week.

    Principal Medical Officer, Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards