The Office of the Prime Minister has confirmed that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is finally out of quarantine and resumed work today.
“Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley has completed the stipulated period of isolation in keeping with Trinidad and Tobago's current COVID-19 protocol,” an official statement from the PM’s Office said.
It added: “Dr Rowley has been cleared to resume work without restriction from today (Thursday 11th August 2022).”
PM Rowley tested positive for COVID-19 almost two weeks ago and because of his period of quarantine, was forced to cancel all of his engagements beginning at Emancipation weekend and including his attendance at the Local Government forum on Tuesday, as well as the ceremony to confer the Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC) on calypsonian David Rudder, which was held at the Diplomatic Centre, on Wednesday.
His last public event before testing COVID-19 positive... Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley MP signs a painting of the old Police Service Headquarters in Port of Spain, on Wednesday 27 July 2022, at the screening of the CODE 727 documentary. (Image courtesy Office of the Prime Minister)
“Dr Rowley is expected to attend and deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union's 53rd General Assembly on Monday 15th August 2022 in Tobago,” the release from PM’s Office said.
“Dr Rowley and his family extend their sincerest thanks to the many thousands of citizens and other well-wishers at home and abroad, who expressed their prayers and best wishes for him during his two-week period of symptoms and isolation,” the statement added.