BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - WITH the territory seeing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is the latest to test positive for the virus.
That announcement was made yesterday (Apr. 6) on the Prime Minister Official social media page, where it confirmed that he began experiencing flu-like symptoms last evening and was subsequently tested for COVID-19.
A statement from the People’s National Movement (PNM) confirmed the diagnosis, reminding that its leader has “repeatedly emphasized that the virus does not discriminate between party membership, social status, profession, age or any other social demographic or construct. Our Prime Minister leads this nation not only with the grit of a loving father, but with the example of a dedicated and protective guardian who will do everything possible to protect those in his charge”.
Rowley is the second CARICOM leader to be confirmed with the COVID-19 virus, which has affected hundreds of thousands of people across the region.
“The People’s National Movement lifts our party’s leader and the nation’s leader in love. We pray that he, and all those afflicted by the virus, will have a swift and complete recovery,” the statement read.
To this end, the party urged citizens to follow the guidelines to prevent the continued spread of the virus in the Republic, which has closed its borders since last year.
“The PNM continues to implore all citizens to follow the health guidelines, to practice physical and social distancing, to adopt personal hygiene, to be responsible in all of their actions, and to follow all of the guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health. The virus is very real, the global pandemic continues to be unabating, and the consequences, devastating. Living with this virus is our new reality, and it is up to us to protect ourselves and our loved ones."