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Friday, December 3, 2021


The Coronavirus Outbreak

WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron

Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, while acknowledging that the travel restrictions imposed by some countries may buy time.

Cuba to update domestic vaccine to battle Omicron

Cuban researchers are upgrading the island’s homegrown coronavirus vaccines to ensure protection against the new Omicron variant.

Global food prices are at their highest in a decade –...

The FAO’s Food Price Index, which measures the monthly change in the international price of cereal, dairy, meat, vegetable oils and sugar, jumped 1.6 points in November from the previous month to 134.4. That is the highest level in a decade and the fourth consecutive month the index has risen.

UPDATED: US announces changes to COVID-19 travel policy, one day tests...

Brent Pinheiro  [email protected]  The United States will now require all inbound travellers, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, to...

T&TEC planned maintenance to affect North and South Trinidad

T&TEC customers in parts of North and South Trinidad will experience a temporary disruption to their supply of electricity, Friday 3rd December, 2021. Details...

Brace for impact from Omicron

The little that is known about the Omicron variant of COVID-19 should be of enough concern to our public health officials for...

21 COVID deaths, 756 new cases

The Ministry of Health has recorded 21 additional COVID related death. This brings the total number of deaths to 2198. There are...

UK approves COVID-19 drug that appears effective against Omicron

The United Kingdom has approved the use of a drug to treat people at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, which the manufacturers say appears to be effective against the new Omicron variant.

PAHO urges public health measures and vaccination given Omicron variant

PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne, called for increased vaccination and public health measures to ensure the best possible protection against the virus.

EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine

The European Union drug regulator said Thursday it has started a rolling review of a new coronavirus vaccine made by French startup Valneva, the first step toward giving the vaccine the green light to be used in the 27-nation EU.


Inside the Hot Zone

Watch as CNC3's Khamal Georges gets an exclusive look inside the Couva Hospital ICU, as front line healthcare workers battle T&T's third...

Prison Chief: No more fetes in cells for high-risk inmates

[email protected] Prison Commissioner Dennis Pulchan says he will leave no stone unturned in the quest to find those responsible for the murders of officers...

Griffith says he has text messages that could cause a snap election

Former Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says he’s holding text messages which, if revealed, could cause a snap election before year-end. Griffith did so while...

Family of cops held for alleged kidnapping of hairdresser

The Professional Standards Bureau is investigating the alleged abduction of a hairdresser by a female police officer, which stemmed from a reported...

Prominent Chen family members die from COVID-19

[email protected] Calls are being made for citizens to take COVID vaccinations seriously following the passing of two prominent members of a San Fernando family. Guardian...