Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has appealed to citizens to stay home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, shutting down most of the country except for essential services. 
Rowley said he was confident that the majority of citizens were right thinking and reasonable people, and would do the right thing. 
In communities such as Chaguanas, Penal and Barrackpore people continued to visit commercial banks and supermarkets. Most people, however, heeded the call for social distancing, standing three feet apart in lines.
Bars and other non essential businesses remained closed and there were fewer vehicles on the roadway.
On Thursday 2nd, April there were 90 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago, five deaths and one person discharged.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh appealed for citizens to stay at home to stem the spread of the deadly virus and to keep social gathering to a limit of five persons. 
 
Express Chief Photographer DEXTER PHILIP visited some places in South and Central Trinidad and captured some images depicting the social changes in different communities.