The risk of the novel coronavirus nCoV-2019 appearing on Trinidad and Tobago shores is relatively low, compared with other places.
But Dr Vishwanath Partapsingh, Principal Medical Officer at the Health Ministry, says while there is no need to panic, the country cannot afford to be complacent.
On a larger scale, Dr Partapsingh says the screening systems are extremely detailed to determine travellers’ possible exposure to nCov-2019, once they are coming from countries of interest.
The US Embassy is making it clear that Trinidad and Tobago citizens who are legal permanent residents of the United States and are not dual nationals of one of the seven countries affected by the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”, are not affected by that order.
This is the third time in the last few days that the Embassy has sought to clarify its position, after several false reports indicating a change in US policy that would affect this country.