UNC calls for talks with government to ramp up COVID response

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    Four suggestions have been put forward by the opposition which is calling for talks with Government to ramp up T&T’s COVID-19 response.

    In a media release the party claimed government is failing to adequately respond the the virus, except for the mandatory mask wearing legislation.

    It is urging the state to begin discussions with the opposition, business, labour and social sector stakeholders.

    The UNC is also calling on government to look into pandemic leave and salary grants, which is claims some persons are still awaiting.

    The four proposals from the opposition are:

    1. Establish a COVID-19 Intelligence where all national security agencies will communicate and execute strategic plans and operations in unison;
    2. Deploy teams of Health Officers to ensure Covid-19 regulations’ compliance by businesses and the general public;
    3. Urgently secure 100,000 rapid tests (enough to test about 10% of our population) and which will give results within 30 minutes;
    4. Stock up suitable amounts of PPE for our frontline workers as well as more beds, ventilators, and other medical equipment must be made available for expected increases that will come with the ramped-up testing.