Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has said that TT is not virus-free and health protocols should be observed to prevent contracting the virus.
Speaking at the Ministry of Health’s media briefing on Monday morning, he said other Caricom territories have seen a spike in cases to over 2,000 cases in a three-week period.
He said while the economy has reopened, responsibility has been placed on individuals to observe the necessary protocols.
“It has become even more crucial that the public continues to accept the baton that has been passed to them to engage themselves in a meaningful way to apply all the necessary public health measures,” Deyalsingh said.
He added that information which has been circulating in the public domain about natural remedies is incorrect and should not be paid attention to.
Deyalsingh said, “A very unfortunate public statement was made and if people listen to it will give people a false sense of security.
“It has nothing to do with sunshine and it has nothing to do with temperature. Please disabuse yourself of that rather uniformed and unintelligent statement.
“Sunshine will not save you. Heat will not save you. What will save you is adhering to the public health measures.”
Deyalsingh called on businesses to enforce the “no mask, no service" policy.