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Turks & Caicos Cabinet first to be tested as Covid-19 Community testing begins

Hon Sean Astwood, Deputy Premier & Minister of Infrastructure. Photo provided by TCIG

#TurksandCaicosIslands – October 22, 2020 – The Turks and Caicos Cabinet leads by example and got tested today 21st October 2020 for COVID 19. This exercised was led by the Hon. Minister of Health Edwin Astwood who stated the importance of persons getting tested for COVID 19. Hon Astwood stated; “As the Minister of Health it is incumbent upon me to ensure that my colleagues are tested especially in light that most cases now are asymptomatic”.

Hon Delroy Williams, Minister of Immigration. Photo provided by TCIG

The exercise took place at the Premiers Office during the weekly meeting of Cabinet where the entire Cabinet was tested. This exercise comes in advance of Community Testing which will commence on Providenciales on the 22nd October at the Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Center Field (Downtown Ball Park) from 9am to 12 noon.


Persons are encouraged to support the initiative and know their COVID 19 status. The general public is also reminded to continue to practice the health protocols; wash your hands frequently with soap and water, wear a face covering in public ensuring that both your mouth and nose covered and stand 6ft apart from others when in public places. Call the hotline if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID 19 which can include cough; shortness of breath, fever, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, loss of sense of taste or smell, 333 0911 or 232 9444.

Be aware, prepare and act.


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