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IT is time to behave as though everyone you meet has COVID-19.

It’s for your own protection.

That is what the country’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram is advising people to do in public spaces in the coming weeks.

But there’s a problem with Trini­dadians. Dr Parasram feels the social distancing message is not resonating with citizens.

IN spite of repeated calls to not rush to supermarkets to panic-buy goods and items, people continued to flood groceries yesterday amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a looming shutdown of non-essential services from midnight tonight.

A 29-year-old bar owner was arrested and charged after he was caught operating his business on the Southern Main Road, California, on Friday night.

Acting on information received at the Police Operations Command Centre, a party of police officers proceeded to the location and found the bar open and sales being conducted.

The eldest brother of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has died.

Mathias Joseph, 81, died at the Scarborough General Hospital in Tobago on Friday night.

In a Facebook post yester­day, Rowley thanked healthcare workers for the care and attention they provided during his brother’s illness.

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A second person has died of COVID-19.

And Tobago has recorded its second case.

The Ministry of Health reported that an elderly man with pre-existing medical complications had died, despite the best efforts of the healthcare professionals.

IF you are not on the “list”, stay in your house.

The list of essential activities in which one can engage during the stay-at-home period of Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 15 was released by the Government yesterday.

SHOPPERS flooded supermarkets across the country yesterday to stock up before hunkering down from midnight tomorrow.

President of the Super­markets Association of T&T Rajiv Diptee des­cribed it as a “mad dash” to get items off the shelves.

TOBAGO has recorded its second case of COVID-19.

The patient is a healthcare worker at the Scarborough General Hospital, the Tobago House of Assembly’s (THA) Division of Health confirmed in a statement yesterday.

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A THREAT of legal action has been issued to National Security Minister Stuart Young over his refusal to re-open the country’s borders to allow the entry of 32 Trinida…


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