A person who recently journeyed to Tobago from Trinidad, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development in Tobago disclosed late Saturday.
The person was tested in Trinidad as part of the on-going community surveillance testing. The individual journeyed to Tobago before the results were received.
While in Tobago the results returned positive. As such, the individual was immediately isolated.
The person is stable and currently receiving treatment at the COVID-19 Treatment Facility at Fort King George. Contact tracing is on-going and close, primary contacts have been quarantined and are being tested for COVID-19.
On another issue circulating in the public domain, the Office of the County Medical Officer of Health received a report of a passenger who arrived to Tobago on the Inter-island ferry on (Saturday), exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The individual has since been medically examined and was not found to be exhibiting any flu-like symptoms.
The Division and the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) assures the public that all procedures and protocols are in place for COVID-19.
The public is reminded that COVID-19 is not over, so ensure to practice all preventative measures, which include:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public
• Cover your cough or sneeze with your flexed elbow, or with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
• Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
• Stay at home when you are sick and call the hotline at 800-HEAL (4325).
• Practice physical distancing (6 feet away from persons).
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (door handles, cell phones etc.)
If persons have flu-like symptoms, stay at home and call the Tobago COVID-19 Hotline, toll free at 800 HEAL (4325).