The Ministry of Health building in Port of Spain was deliberately set on fire this morning.
At about 1.30a.m. police received a report that a man was seen throwing an object into the Park Plaza Building at the corner of Park and St. Vincent Streets.
The man was then seen running away, and fire erupted on the street level floor of the building.
The police and fire services were notified, and appliances from the Wrightson Road HQ responded.
Police cordoned off the area, and fire officers spent the next three hours at the site.
On the building, police observed sprayed in red paint ‘Covid 19 is all about the New World Order. Stop it now. #THERESISTANCE’.
Police said that they will be reviewing CCTV footage from cameras set up throughout park street with the aim of identifying the suspect.
The Park Palza Building is the location of the frequent media conferences in which government officials and health ministry experts provide Trinidad and Tobago with an update on the COVID-19 virus.