Security officers who screened the in-transit passengers on a Caribbean Airlines flight to Guyana have been told to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Announcing this in a media release, the Airports Authority (AATT) explained the guards would have screened one pasenger who later tested positive for covid19
The authority said it had also intensified its precautionary measures to protect employees and stakeholders from the spread of covid19.
The AATT said it initiated the Ministry of Health's (MoH) protocols after Caribbean Airlines informed the authority on Thursday about the passenger, who would have passed through Piarco Airport in transit.
The AATT said the security officers will be monitored and assessed by public health officials during the two-week period.
The authority also said, with guidance from the MoH, it has acquired and distributed N95 respirators to security officers.
It said the ministry had been helping with PPE training sessions up to Thursday.
The authority said it had sufficient cleaning agents, which were being distributed and used appropriately, and had intensified the deep sanitisation of the airports.
It also said it had been holdting sensitisation sessions with its staff, including security officers, as part of its duty of care and general concern for its employees.
The authority said it continues to be vigilant and attentive to the international situation and will continue to communicate with all its stakeholders as the situation evolves.