The T&T student who returned from China recently is in isolation at her home and is being monitored daily by the chief medical officer in her district, National Security Minister Stuart Young has assured. He did so yesterday in the Senate in response to Opposition questions about the student’s return.
Last Sunday it was reported the student arrived from China three days after Government announced a 14-day travel restriction on arriving passengers from that country. The ban is to curtail spread of the coronavirus.
The student, aged 20, from east Trinidad, arrived at Piarco International Airport late last Friday. She had gone to Shanghai the previous week for studies but hours after landing there she was informed that classes had been postponed indefinitely due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Young said: “I’m happy to report she’s being monitored at this stage and is in isolation at her home and is being monitored every single day by the CMO of her district. Fortunately she has shown no signs or symptoms of any virus after she returned.”
Young added that the student was properly screened by port health security at Piarco airport when she returned and after passing the screening was allowed to enter the country.