Pregnant Point Fortin mayor confirms she has covid19

Pt Fortin mayor Saleema Thomas. File photo by Lincoln Holder
Pt Fortin mayor Saleema Thomas. File photo by Lincoln Holder

POINT Fortin mayor Saleema Thomas, who is pregnant, has covid19.

Thomas who had her test done at the La Brea Health facilities on Wednesday confirmed her status in a release on Saturday morning.

Newsday reported on Friday that she was awaiting her results but was praying it returned negative. In the interim, on the advice of her doctors, the mayor went into self-isolation at home.

In the release, she also confirmed, “I am an expectant mother, due to give birth to my third child later this year.”

She said she began exhibiting flu like symptoms two days ago and immediately went into self-isolation at her home.

On the advice of her doctor, and out of an abundance of caution, she said she took a covid19 test.

“I have just received the results and the diagnosis was positive. I am working closely with the officials from the Ministry of Health to ensure that all of the necessary contact tracing and protocols are followed.

“It continues to be incumbent upon me to be responsible and to follow the health protocols, which require me to remain in quarantine until I am guided otherwise.”

She expressed gratitude to all those who have enquired about her health and well-being.”

As the Borough marked its 41st anniversary on Friday, without any physical celebration for the second year, she encouraged the burgess to follow all the covid19 protocols to keep Point Fortin safe and strong.

She also appealed to the wider population to follow the regulations.

“Do wear your masks, wash your hands regularly, practice social and physical distancing, avoid gatherings, and do not venture outdoors unless it is absolutely required. We are all in this together. I urge everyone to please stay safe.”


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