Caribbean Countries Join Forces To Combat Deadly Coronavirus


Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, says Caribbean nations are working to prevent the deadly new coronavirus, from becoming endemic in the Region.

He was speaking yesterday on Nationwide @ 5 after attending an emergency meeting on the new coronavirus, with other health ministers from across the Caribbean.

He says two persons have been isolated in the twin-island republic.

Terrence Deyalsingh, Trinidad & Tobago’s Health Minister, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.

Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says at yesterday’s meeting, CARICOM member States came to an agreement on risk assessments.

He says each country would then be guided by their level of vulnerability.

Dr Tufton says says the meeting was fruitful and offered guidance.

Christopher Tufton, Health and Wellness Minister, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Kemesha Swaby.

Health ministers from across the region had an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss the novel coronavirus from a regional perspective.  

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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