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TT | Jul 3, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago to remove mask mandate

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Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Keith Rowley. (Photo: Facebook @drkeithrowley)

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has indicated that the public in the twin-island republic will, as of mid-July, no loger be required to wear masks.    

Rowley was speaking during a press conference ahead of his departure for the CARICOM Heads of Governmnt meeting in Suriname.

The mask mandate in Trinidad and Tobago has been in place since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic which was declared in March 2020.

RIGHT TIME TO REMOVE RESTRICTIVE MEASURE

Rowley had on Friday (June 30) said he would meet with public health officials to discuss the way forward in relation to the mandatory wearing of masks, after noting that, despite persons not adhering to the protocol, there was no indication of a spike on COVID-19 infections on the country.

As result, he had acknowledged, it was likely the right time to remove the restrictive measure which would be another step in allowing the country to return to a sense of normalcy.

Earlier in the week, Trinidad Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh had indicated that partygoers were no longer required to wear masks.

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