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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to hold coronavirus talks on Friday.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has agreed to have bipartisan talks with Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar tomorrow (Friday) regarding the current national crisis caused by the ongoing coronovirus pandemic.

In a press release issued today, Persad- Bissessar said she intends to raise several key issues and concerns with Rowley “that are deeply affecting citizens of T&T during this very trying economic, social and medical period which our country and the rest of the world are currently experiencing as a result of COVID-19.”

The issues, she intends to discuss which she outlined in a letter to Rowley include the social services, labour and medical impacting on citizens, concerns of various small and medium-sized business entities whose economic viability are severely threatened by the virus and to discuss any other suggestions from both the Government and Opposition deemed relevant and necessary that will ensure that any adopted bipartisan approach is legally plausible to effectively combat COVID-19.

On Monday, Persad-Bissessar had requested a meeting with Rowley who stated that he was willing to work with anyone to combat the virus.