If you are travelling to this country from the United States or the Asian continent, then prepare to be screened.
Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, has confirmed that screening has begun at the Piarco International Airport and the ANR Robinson International Airport as the first line of defence against the deadly coronavirus—2019 NCOV—which first presented in Wuhan, China.
There have been three deaths from swine flu since the current flu season began in October.
Confirmation has come from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram, who explains the virus has been in this country since 2009.
He says because of the health ministry’s aggressive vaccination approach, T&T has seen its numbers of flu cases drop, from 4,400 cases in 2014, peaking at 7,100 in 2018, to 2,077 this year.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram is assuring there is no outbreak of the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in the country.
The confirmation follows the Health Ministry's recent circulation of a memo warning of the spread of the disease.
However, Dr Parasram says the correspondence was sent to all physicians to be on alert for cases of the disease and not meant to put the population on panic mode.
According to him, the reported cases in a Central Trinidad school have been traced, persons treated and the disease contained.