Sport-Filler

Athletes in the Trinidad and Tobago will have to continue waiting for the lifting on restriction on team sports.

All sporting activities came to a stop in March when Trinidad and Tobago recorded first set of cases of the deadly virus.

Covid-19 restrictions subsequently prohibited large gatherings as well as team sports leaving local amateur and professional athletes alike in limbo as to when they will next be allowed to compete.

At yesterday’s Covid-19 update, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley lifted some restrictions allowing gyms to rep-open however sporting activities are still not being allowed at this stage with gatherings being restricted to ten.

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