Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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The 33 Trinidadians who were quarantined here and some of whom were expecting to leave around 10:30 this morning will have to wait a bit longer.

They were at Grantley Adams International Airport and waiting to board their flight home when medical personnel from the Ministry of Health informed them they would be taken to the Paragon facility to be medically tested.

Dr Manohar Singh, medical officer of health, in charge of ports, Ministy of Health and Wellness, said the testing was a routine measure.

One of the Trinidadians told Nation News they were informed that this newest development was a result of the Trinidad Government insisting that they had to be medically tested before leaving for Trinidad.

Sixteen Trinidadians were expected to leave this morning and the others this afternoon on One Caribbean flights they had chartered.

A source said the plane, which is delayed, is waiting for the Trinidadians to board, whenever the testing is finished.

The Trinidadians were elated to be going home today after spending about a month here when Trinidad refused them entry. Trinidad had closed its borders in an effort to limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) there.

The Trinidadians were quarantined at Sugarcane Club in St Peter and stayed there even after the quarantine period.

Bernie Weatherhead, owner of Sugarcane Club, was at the airport to see the Trinidadians off.

The Trinidadians had arrived on a flight from England last month after completing a cruise vacation that had started in Dubai. (KG)

 

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