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At last! Nationals employed with the Disney Cruise line have arrived at the University of the West Indies' Debe Campus where they will be placed into mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

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There’s no place like home.

After weeks of being unable to return home because the borders are closed, cruise ship worker Sterling Howell and five other Trini workers stranded on the ­Caribbean Princess are finally back in the country.

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THE Government is exploring the idea of having over 300 Trinidad and Tobago nationals stuck on the Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas cruise ship quarantine on the vessel in T&T’s waters before they are allowed to go home to their families.

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The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million pounds (US$3.8m) to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to help eight countries of the Caribbean — Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and mitigate its impact.

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SPAIN’S football coach, Mr Luis Enrique gave people reason to laugh over recent days.

Like many other football lovers, Mr Enrique watched on television as the top German football league, the Bundesliga, reopened before empty stadiums. Spectators were absent because of social/physical distancing rules and the need to restrict gatherings to avoid spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

CORONAVIRUS DASHBOARD

This is the latest data from CARICOM Members respective Ministries of Health, Johns Hopkins University and the Trinidad Express Editorial Team

Positive COVID-19 cases by demographics as at 19 April 2020

Source: Ministry of Health - Trinidad and Tobago, Johns Hopkins University, Trinidad Express Editorial

Produced by: Express Digital Media

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“A grant to help you weather the storm.”

This was how Works Minister Rohan Sinanan yesterday described cheques for $2,000 presented to maxi-taxi owners yesterday as part of the Government’s relief initiative for self-employed citizens who have lost income due to Covid-19 stay at home restrictions.

Scientists and pharmaceutical companies around the world are hopeful that before long they may find an effective vaccine against Covid-19.

When this might be is unclear, but if the efficacy is proven, the ultimate test will be whether the discovering nation, institution, or company will then be willing to make the product available at a marginal cost, generically and globally.

ALTHOUGH there a few hiccups, the manufacturing and construction sector was back out in full force yesterday, after being in lockdown mode for nine weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

WITH reference to our post-Covid challenge there are six main things to be done and these have to be done simultaneously, on different tracks. 1. Survival, 2. Restoration, 3. Recoup and retrieval, 4. Economic recovery, 5. Immediate action on restructuring and 6. Building a new economy, post Covid.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar, former prime minister, claims that this country’s successful battle against the coronavirus is primarily due to the weather conditions (I think she meant climate) in T&T and not the Government’s anti-Covid measures

THE 2020 edition of Divali Nagar remains in limbo due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic…

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