Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, as he addressed the World Health Organisation (WHO) today, in his capacity as CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. (Image courtesy WHO)
Rishard Khan
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The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom, has praised Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for his leadership in managing the COVID-19 outbreak in T&T.

His commendation came during a WHO media briefing on Thursday morning in Geneva after Dr Rowley made a virtual contribution. He was representing both T&T and the CARICOM region as its current chairman.

“I would also like to recognise that Trinidad and Tobago—your country—has done very well in this pandemic and this is because of your leadership,” the WHO’s Director General told Dr Rowley.

Dr Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as he congratulated Dr Rowley and T&T on managing the COVID-19 pandemic well. (Image courtesy WHO)

Dr Adhanom also credited and commended the successful management of the outbreak to the non-medical interventions such as the Public Health Regulations and restrictions.

“Given without vaccines, using public health solutions, we can see from your own experience that this virus can be controlled.  So, thank you so much for your leadership, Your Excellency, and I welcome your solidarity,” he said to T&T’s PM.

The WHO Director-General also expressed his pleasure with the country’s first doses of the vaccine being administered to healthcare workers on Wednesday.