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The T&T Chamber is satisfied that the Government has been able to acquire more vaccines.

“We look forward to details on the amount of vaccines acquired and the timing of the vaccination rollout plan. The announcement of additional vaccines will assist in reducing the level of anxiety among the population,” the Chamber said in a statement on Saturday.

At a media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s on Saturday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said while the daily 9 pm to 5 pm curfew in place with the State of Emergency will not be changed, there would be some adjustments for the public holidays on Monday (Indian Arrival Day) and Thursday (Corpus Christi) to limit movement during the day.

He also announced that hardware will be closed only for next week and the sale of pre-packaged food prepared by restaurants and fast food businesses will also be banned, as attempts are being made to curb the number of COVID-19 cases in T&T.

The Chamber said it recognises the need for additional clarity, restrictions and adjusted curfew time on the upcoming public holidays announced by the Prime Minister to ensure compliance by all concerned.

“We are at a tipping point in dealing with the current pandemic. It is critical that every citizen understand that their behaviour plays an integral role in curbing the spread. Let’s each do our part – Be the One to save a life. While we are confident that the essential businesses are doing their part to keep their employees and consumers safe, we implore everyone to continue to be diligent and take the necessary steps to save lives.”