Trinidad & Tobago's Ministry of Health has confirmed 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the twin island republic.
All 40 cases came from 68 people who were repatriated from a cruise ship that was stranded in Guadeloupe. The 68 people returned on Monday, but were tested for the novel coronavirus on Thursday within the virus' incubation period. Their results were communicated to T&T's Ministry of Health late on Friday night.
They've been in quarantine in Camp Balandra since their return and as a result, pose no risk to community spread at this time, said the ministry.
The confirmed 40 are being housed at health care facilities.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parsaram, promised that Camp Balandra has been sanitised for the remaining 28 persons. He also said that they have started over their quarantine process and will be re-tested for the virus.
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