News and Commentaries from Various News Sources in T&T
No change to restrictions on gatherings for vaccinated yet Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Dr Hinds: No change to restrictions on gatherings for vaccinated yet It's still too early to consider changes to COVID-19 restrictions to allow fully vaccinated people to host gatherings. This, from Technical Director, Epidemiology, Dr Avery Hinds, who said not enough of the population is vaccinated against the virus to look at a rollback on restrictions on gatherings.
As virus count remains steady, experts urge public to get COVID-19 jab A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of a two-dose vaccine schedule. The epidemiologist said trends in the virus fatalities observed continue to be in the over 60 group, with most occurring in people with comorbidities. The male to female distribution in cases and deaths has also been maintained at steady levels over the past few weeks.
Guyana's President tells Caricom: End vaccine discrimination across borders Sputnik's lack of World Health Organisation (WHO) approval has meant that several countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, still place restrictions on individuals vaccinated with Sputnik V. Those who enter Trinidad and Tobago with a Sputnik vaccine currently would have to enter quarantine like any other unvaccinated arrival to the country.
Plans for Nelson Mandela Park scrapped, PM calls it a 'foolish' idea "I was referring specifically to the Corporation taking seriously and possibly being led astray by the supposedly unsolicited proposal from an Astroturf sales pitch from someone looking for a business opportunity gift-wrapped as a “good idea" which should awaken and excite the Corporation."
Driver in high-speed chase video charged The Red Nissan Sylphy came to a stop at dead end at Gobin Trace #2, Barataria. Two men jumped out of that vehicle and escaped. The driver was subdued by the victim and his brother and was handed over to responding police officers shortly after.
Missing Persons Alert! The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in locating two teenagers and a Belmont woman. The females are 14-year-old Amaka Horne, 16-year old Vanessa Mohammed, and 30-year-old Candace Letren.