T&T’s borders were closed since March 2020. The Government justified this as containing the spread of Covid-19 and preventing the overburdening of the health system. With our borders closed, we moved into community spread, and adjusted our parallel health system into home quarantine. There is no reason our citizens should continue to be left outside.
I applaud the Government for the $1.4 million sent to citizens abroad. But this expense can be reduced or even avoided by urgently implementing protocols and sending repatriation flights. Our citizens need us.