Bars, casinos and a number of other businesses have been closed for 14 days and schools are scheduled to be re-opened during the new term on April 20.  All have been disrupted by COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Following the direction from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, all institutions of learning, bars and places of entertainment have been closed.

Rowley also warned citizens to stay away from large gatherings, including beach outings and other social gatherings. 

But citizens are still venturing outside their homes to purchase necessities and perform all daily duties.

Most of these citizens, however, are taking precautionary measures by wearing face masks and gloves.

President of the Greater San Fernando Area Chamber of Commerce (GSFCC) Kiran Singh said business in San Fernando has slowed down significantly in recent days.

The membership was worried, he said, and undecided as to whether they should remain open or close their doors.

Singh said although there was a decrease in sales at the register, members were being advised to remain open for business.

He said, however, that business owners should take necessary precautions, including, washing hands with soap and using hand sanitizers.

Express Chief Photographer DEXTER PHILIP went roving and captured some of the changes which have occurred during the virus pandemic.