July 2, 2022

Mandatory Mask Mandate To Be Removed in Mid-July

By Newsroom

All things remaining equal, Trinidad and Tobago could see its mandatory mask mandate removed in the next two weeks, marking a significant moment in government’s Covid-19 response.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, during a media conference on Saturday.

“It would be useful to have the mask voluntarily used, so we can look forward to that barring any unforeseen surge in any new variant,” the Prime Minister announced.

“And that would be a great signal that we have survived- I dare use that word- we have experienced and have come through a very frightening period,” he said. 

Dr. Rowley was speaking at the Piarco International Airport, ahead of a trip to Suriname, where he will attend CARICOM’s 43rd Regular Heads of Government Meeting.