Pregnant Mayor of Point Fortin tests positive for COVID-19

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    Point Fortin Mayor Saleema Thomas, who is currently pregnant, has tested positive for COVID-19.

    The Mayor confirmed the diagnosis in a media release posted to her official Facebook page.

    Alderman Thomas says she began exhibiting flu like symptoms two days ago and immediately went into home-isolation.

    A COVID-19 test later returned a positive result.

    The Mayor says she is working closely with the officials from the Health Ministry to ensure all of the necessary contact tracing and protocols are followed.

    She is due to give birth to her 3rd child later this year.