THE MINISTRY of Health has reported one additional Covid-19 death, bringing the local toll to 98.

In its daily update on the status of the virus locally, the ministry also advised that Trinidad and Tobago's active Covid-19 cases currently stand at 1,477. This after an additional 35 people were reported positive in the last 24 hours (up to 4 p.m. yesterday), which reflected samples taken between October 17 - 19, 2020.

There are currently 80 patients in hospital and 1,346 people in home self-isolation.

Three hundred and sixty-nine people are now in State quarantine facilities and 51 people are in step-down facilities and a total of 3,758 patients have recovered.

To date, a total of 31,736 people have been tested.

From March 12, when the first local case of Covid-19 was confirmed, T&T has recorded a total of 5,333 positive cases.


ALL 250 people detained early yesterday morning at a “zesser party” in Caroni will be charged.

This is the assurance of Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

He told the Express he had given directives that everyone held at the event be charged under Paragraph 4(d) of the Public Heath coronavirus legislation.

While some are expected to appear before a Chaguanas magistrate today for the offence, others will face charges via summons as names and addresses of everyone who attended the event were obtained by police.

AYANNA PAUL, a 30-year-old unemployed mother of seven, wants to help her children to find a future of hope, even in poverty.

But Paul and her partner cannot afford this on only his earnings as a market vendor.

Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee, Chief Whip for the United National Congress (UNC), is maintaining his position that the statistics do not support the continuation of the anti-gang legislation.

Lee was speaking during a news conference at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, at Charles Street, Port of Spain.

It’s a lie! It’s a damn lie!

This is how Vasant Bharath responded to accusations by incumbent United National Congress (UNC) political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that he had campaigned for the People’s National Movement in the lead-up to the August 10 general election.

Bharath, who is Persad-Bissessar’s sole competitor for leadership of the party in the UNC’s December 6 internal election, held a news conference yesterday at his campaign headquarters in San Juan, where he addressed the issue.