Rishard Khan ([email protected])

Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram has confirmed that one of the recent cases of COVID-19 contracted the virus from someone who entered the country illegally. He made the revelation at a Ministry of Health virtual press briefing. However, he did not say which patient had the contact or where the migrant was from.

Dr Parasram said contact tracing is underway and the ministry is trying to locate the undocumented migrant.

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh revealed during the conference that the ministry is struggling with contact tracing because some people are hiding, lying and being hostile towards officials when contacted.

He appealed for more cooperation from citizens as public health officials try to protect the country from the pandemic.