Nirad Tewarie, CEO AMCHAM T&T.

The American Chamber of Commerce Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) says moving forward, Government must make vaccination against COVID-19 its number one priority.

The business lobby made the comment in a statement released today, in response to the latest restrictions announced by the Prime Minister, with a view to slowing down the spread of COVID-19 in this country.

AMCHAM T&T also is urging the public to follow the COVID-19 protocols and regulations, to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The full text of the AMCHAM T&T statement, follows…

AMCHAM T&T Responds to New COVID-19 Restrictions

Image courtesy AMCHAM T&T.

We acknowledge that the country is in a precarious position with regard to the increase in the spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks.

While there are several issues to be addressed in this regard, we are where we are at this point.

As such, the measures announced appear to be necessary at this time. We appreciate that the Government is attempting to balance several very difficult factors. We also acknowledge that the Prime Minister is playing a leading role in global vaccine equity advocacy. The acquisition of vaccines has to be our number one priority moving forward.

We urge everyone to act responsibly and do all that they can to curb the spread of the virus.