Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

The Office of the Prime Minister has confirmed that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley MP is now out of isolation and has tested negative for COVID-19.

The PM’s Office issued the following brief statement on its Facebook Page a short while ago:

“Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley is now out of isolation having tested negative for COVID-19 for a second time after he was recently identified as a primary contact of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.”

This recent COVID-19 scare comes just six months after Dr Rowley himself recovered from the disease.

The PM’s Office had alerted the nation over the weekend that Dr Rowley had been identified as a primary contact of someone who had tested COVID-19 positive, and that he would remain in isolation until two consecutive tests showed him to be negative.

It was eventually revealed that MP for Tobago East Ayanna Webster-Roy was the person who had come into contact with PM Rowley, and who had tested COVID-19 positive.

Minister Webster-Roy confirmed the news in her social media that she and her family had contracted the virus, with the exception of her nine-year-old son.

PM Rowley is fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, having received his two shots in July and August this year.

Minister Webster-Roy also is fully vaccinated, having received the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine back in June.