Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar says, “it is criminally negligent that the Government refuses to make changes with close to 850 people succumbing to the virus.” In a press release issued this afternoon, the Opposition Leader stated that “it is now clear that the Government’s measures are not working, as cases remain high, and the number of citizens dying continues to grow.” The following is a press release from the Opposition Leader:

As the nation marks a horrific statistic of more than 600 Covid-related deaths in the last 49 days, the Government refuses to account to the population as to the true state of the Covid crisis. After 16 months, the failed Ministry of Health team continues to hold their positions, while spewing propaganda daily, to hide the reality of their collective incompetence.

It is criminally negligent that the Government refuses to make changes with close to 850 people succumbing to the virus. It is as if these 850 lives mean nothing to Keith Rowley and the MOH propaganda team.

Changes must be made to the MOH propaganda team of Deyalsingh, Parasram, Hinds, Abdool Richards and Trotman. Citizens’ lives are being destroyed through their ineptitude.

It is now clear that the Government’s measures are not working, as cases remain high, and the number of citizens dying continues to grow. In addition, action must be taken now to tackle the challenges facing us including rising joblessness, rising poverty, and growing hunger in our society. People need to be able to work so that they can provide for their families.

Now, more than ever, we see the critical need for a Commission of Enquiry into the Government’s handling of the pandemic and I repeat my call today. The public deserves to know the truth.