Election victory or not, do not congregate, urges T&T PM

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Election victory or not, do not congregate, urges T&T PM

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC)— As Trinidad & Tobago prepares to stage its 12th general election next Monday, Prime Minister Keith Rowley has asked the country's political parties to urge supporters to heed the COVID-19 health protocols.

The election is to select the 41 members of the country's Republican Parliament. The parties contesting the election are Rowley's People's National Movement; United National Congress, led by Kamla Persad-Bissessar; and Congress of the People, led by Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan.

“Put health protocols first,” Rowley urged ahead of the last weekend of the campaigns.

“There are to be no gatherings to celebrate,” he said. “Do not congregate; election victory or not, do not congregate!”

Trinidad & Tobago recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with an additional three recorded this morning, bringing its total number to 197.

There have been eight COVID-19 deaths here since the first case was reported in March.

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