Caura hospital

Trinidad and Tobago's last known Covid 19-positive patient has been discharged.

The 69-year-old San Fernando woman was released from the Caura Hospital on Thursday after returning two negative samples.

She spent almost nine weeks being treated at hospital.

The woman, along with her husband, both tested positive for Covid 19 and were treated at the Couva District hospital. The husband was released two weeks ago.

As of Thursday night, the number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for testing for COVID-19 stood at 2805.

Number of samples which have tested positive remained at 116.

Eight people died.

All 108 people have now been discharged.

The Ministry of Health provided the following update on Thursday at 10p.m.

 One additional person has been discharged from the Caura Hospital. There are now no patients receiving treatment for COVID-19 in the public health system.

Of the total number of positive cases, 52 of these positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise:

 49 positive cases from the group of 68 nationals who returned from the cruise together 

3 positive cases from the group of nationals who returned from the same cruise separately from the other 68 nationals.

The Ministry of Health reminds the public that COVID-19 can be spread by touching surfaces that are contaminated with the novel coronavirus. It is important to regularly sanitise commonly touched surfaces (e.g. table tops, handrails, door knobs and trolleys). If dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to sanitization.


THE delivery of education during the period of school closure has been fraught with challenges and teaching cannot simply resume as normal when schools reopen in September.

From the lack of accountability of teachers to the lack of access to the Internet and devices for many pupils, the process has simply not been effective.

More citizens are expressing disappointment at not receiving the promised salary grant.

Housekeeping employees of The Villas at Stonehaven at Black Rock, Tobago— Rackel Ayres and Sheldon Greene — told the Express they continue to be “disappointed” since they have not yet received the $1,500 salary relief grant to assist with their expenses during Covid-19.

MASSY Motors, the largest dealer of new cars in T&T, yesterday announced it has furloughed 68 employees, it will rotate an additional 35 members of staff one-day on and one-day off and ten executives will have their salaries cut by 20 per cent.

The expenditure-reduction measures, which will impact 113 employees in total, took effect from June 1 and are due for last three months, Massy Motors chairman, David O’Brien told the Express yesterday.