Filter for Trinidad and Tobago Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The World Bank approved US$20 million for the Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 Emergency Response Project to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness.
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2020-07-07 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The Trinidad and Tobago government says it has no plans to rush towards reopening the borders of the country, which have been closed since March, in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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2020-06-24 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
transport will now operate at 100 percent capacity
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2020-06-24 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
congregation in public spaces will be increased from 10 to 25 people.
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2020-06-24 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says the borders of the twin-island republic will remain closed as long as health requirements related to COVID-19 remain in place.
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2020-06-18 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Testing will continue. All the community testing will continue. We have never stopped it."
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2020-06-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Trinidad Public Health Laboratory received a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine from the International Atomic Energy Agency last week.
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2020-06-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ministry of Finance achieves a very successful International US$500M Bond Issue
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
non-essential businesses such as spas and hair salons allowed to open June 8
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Caribbean Airlines increasing domestic services between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago following the lifting of restrictions on domestic flights.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Malls were permitted to reopen on Monday on the condition that members of the public observe social distancing and wear face masks. Malls are still required to close at 18:00 (local time)
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
retail outlets such as bookstores, dentists, opticians, and professional services were also permitted to reopen on Monday
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2020-05-12 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
churches are not yet permitted to reopen
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
borders to remain closed until june
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2020-05-12 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Trinidad and Tobago: Authorities to begin easing COVID-19 restrictions from May 12reopening of some business sectors but only under certain health conditions. Restaurants and other food establishments may reopen for takeaway and delivery services, but in-service dining and congregations of more than five people are prohibited. Hardware stores, pharmacies, and supermarkets will be allowed to operate 12-hours a day. Other measures will remain in place, including stay-at-home orders for those not undertaking essential work. schools and churches remain closed
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2020-05-09 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
congregations of more than five people are prohibited
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2020-05-09 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools will remain shut until September
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2020-04-20 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
From Monday 20 April, 2020 hardware stores, including electrical and plumbing establishments, shall only be open for sales to the public on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. This measure shall remain in place until April 30, 2020.
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
prepared convalescent centres for ambulatory COVID-19 patients
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
assessment criteria rolled out for quality assurance of labs conducting covid 19 testing
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2020-04-08 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Restricted opening hours have also been introduced for shops selling groceries, which will close at 18:00 (local time), and pharmacies, which will close at 20:00 (local time)
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
all of those undertaking travel to public spaces such as grocery shops and pharmacies will be required to cover their noses and mouths with facemasks.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Although religious gatherings are still permitted, these will be reduced from ten to five people.
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2020-04-06 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
stay at home order which had been issued for the non-essential workforce on Thursday, March 26, extended until Thursday, April 30
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
all schools closed to further notice
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: General recommendations
cloth masks including homemade should be used to reduce spread; cloth masks recommended for public, surgical and N95 should be reserved for HC workers
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Ministry of Health Recommends the Use of Face Masks to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
As of Friday, April 3, Trinidad and Tobago’s borders remain closed until further notice and internal restrictions are in place amid the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All airports and seaports are currently closed to inbound traffic until further notice while the current entry ban applies to all travelers, including Trinidad and Tobago citizens.
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2020-04-03 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
schools and universities are closed until Monday, April 20
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Authorities implement stay at home measures as of March 30 due the COVID-19 outbreak;
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2020-03-29 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
stay at home order
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2020-03-28 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
the country’s borders remain closed to all international flights until further notice
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2020-03-28 In Movement restrictions: Complete border closure
All airports and seaports are currently closed to inbound traffic until further notice while the current entry ban applies to all travelers, including Trinidad and Tobago citizens. Reports further state that while there are no current restrictions on outbound travel, very limited flights are leaving the country.
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
All Public Health Officials Required to Present Valid Identification (in response to people masquerading as officials to rob house)
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
warnings against fake news
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Effective midnight March 22, 2020 Trinidad and Tobago closed its borders until further notice.
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Testing policy
The Ministry of Health advises that the decision was made to perform COVID-19 tests on all of the sixty-eight (68) nationals who recently returned from a cruise, as they were deemed to be in an extremely high risk category based on factors such as age, pre-existing conditions and exposure to other COVID-19 positive passengers.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Additional financial support will be provided to NGOs that operate shelters to ensure that they are equipped to provide enough meals for this anticipated increase.
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
T&TEC will immediately stop disconnections as a result of non-payment. This will directly impact 87% of residential customers, who are most likely experiencing financial vulnerability at this time;
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
restrictions on hospital visitation
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The MSDFS, working with the Ministry of Health, the TTPS and the Local Government bodies will institute the "move along system" for street dwellers to come off the streets and go to shelters
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The House of Representatives and the Senate will meet for Extraordinary Sittings on Friday 20th March, 2020 to debate the Miscellaneous Provisions (2019 Novel Coronavirus [2019-nCoV]) Bill, 2020.
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Revised Procedures for Accessing Services
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
additional support to persons receiving food support for an initial period of three (3) months as follows: ? $150 for households up to 3 persons ? $300 for households with 4­5 persons ? $450 for households with 6 and more persons
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
all members returned from Caribbean cruise placed under immediate quarantine
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: General recommendations
refrain from unnecessary travel
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Employees are advised that if you are not sick do not stay at home.
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2020-03-15 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
employers are required to implement Pandemic Leave provisions within their organizations
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Where it is not possible for employees with children to work from home, recognized majority unions/employees and employers are required to explore options of shift work, staggered hours of work and/or rostering;
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Public Health Inspectors will visit various public locations within communities where large gatherings are common (e.g. schools, supermarkets and malls) to advise key representatives on the necessary health care precautions.
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2020-03-13 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
all schools closed for one week
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2020-03-05 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
standing Committee on the Novel Coronavirus
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2020-03-03 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Ban for travellers from Cina, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan and Singapore in the 14 days before arrival. Exempted residents and permanent residents.
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2020-01-30 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
all foreign nationals traveling from or transiting through mainland China will be temporarily banned from entering TT effective immediately
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