HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Saturday appealed to citizens to spend "a holy, quiet Christmas" in order to curb the spread of covid19 over the Christmas holidays. Deyalsingh also said the ministry is aiming to conclude its flu vaccination drive by March, ahead of the anticipated arrival and distribution of a covid19 vaccine in TT.
At a news conference in Tobago, Deyalsingh urged all chambers of commerce not to have office parties for Christmas. Similarly, he asked and for religious leaders not to encourage gatherings for Christmas. He disclosed the ministry will have no office Christmas party this year.
Deyalsingh advised people to celebrate within their own bubble and not to accept invitations to attend weddings, office parties or parang activities.
He was disappointed that the flu vaccination drive was not moving as quickly as he had hoped. Deyalsingh added that by this time 60,000 to 70,000 flu vaccines should have been administered to the public. He explained that by ending the flu vaccine drive by March, this would not confuse people about which vaccine we should have.