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Tuesday, December 7, 2021


The Coronavirus Outbreak

Get vaccinated now says former hospital medical director

Dr Chatoorgoon said this third wave of infections further underscores the importance of vaccination, as many anti-vaxxers seemed unaware that the implications of getting COVID without a vaccine were far more dire than the treatable side effects of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

African Union health watchdog CDC appeals for calm over Omicron

SOURCE: Al Jazeera The head of the African Union’s health watchdog urges moderation in the world’s reaction to the...

WHO: Vaccine makers should plan to adjust COVID-19 jabs

Spokesperson says manufacturers should start planning ahead and not wait ‘until the final alarm bell rings.’ By Ted Regencia and Elizabeth Melimopoulos-Al...

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...


4 pregnant women die from COVID-19

The country has recorded seven maternal deaths of which four were from COVID-19. This is according to the Director in the Directorate of Women's Health, Dr Adesh Sirjusingh.

Standstill traffic to view Christmas lights at La Romaine house

Scores of people turned up at Penny Avenue in Gulf View, La Romaine, on Saturday night to view a house beautifully lit with an...

Drive-through Christmas Village opens in Sando

Sascha Wilson Lit up with over a million bulbs, Drivin Home for Christmas, a drive-through light show, was officially opened on Sunday at the...

Newborn baby girl dies from COVID-19

A newborn baby girl has died from COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health in its daily update, the newborn baby girl was among...

PM Rowley: ‘We will respect the wishes of the people of Tobago’

Political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM), Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, has said the PNM and Central Government will continue to serve the people of Tobago, following the party’s defeat in the recent Tobago House of Assembly elections.