T&T confirms first imported case of Omicron variant

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Trinidad and Tobago records first Omicron case

The first case of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus disease has been detected in Trinidad and Tobago. This is according to a Monday report by CNC3 Television.

It is an imported case, which by the Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh’s account, should not have been allowed to enter the country due to a positive test prior to entry. 

He said port health was able to pick up on the person upon their arrival in Trinidad and Tobago. Deyalsingh said the person travelled from New York to Panama with a positive PCR test and was allowed to fly to Trinidad and Tobago from there with a negative antigen test.  

PCR tests are also the only approved type of test for entry into T&T. According to Minister Deyalsingh, the information will be sent to the Ministry of National Security to investigate why the passenger was allowed to board the flight with a positive test result.

He said the person was placed in isolation at a step-down facility.

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