Trinidad and Tobago health authorities have urged the population to be “extra vigilant” after confirming that three people had contracted the Brazilian variant of the COVID-19) coronavirus. The country is still gripped by the deadly virus. The Brazilian strain is one of the most virulent.
The Ministry of Health said that the samples were confirmed by the University of the West Indies that conducts genetic sequencing on COVID-19 positive samples.
It said of the three confirmed cases, one of the samples came from a person under 18.
A health ministry spokesman said: “Adherence to the public health measures will help to reduce transmission of the virus. To this end, the public is again urged to maintain all public health measures, including wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands frequently with soap.”