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Trinidad & Tobago: Kamla condemns ‘delayed’ vaccination rollout

Opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has raised concerns about what she believes is the delayed rollout of COVID-19 vaccines by the government.

She was commenting on Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh’s statements during a press conference on Thursday.

Deyalsingh, responding to questions from a member of the media, said the jabs would not be administered until after the Easter holiday. However, he sought to assure the public that the rollout was always meant to be between three and five working days following the arrival of the doses.

But, the leader of the United National Congress (UNC) dismissed his claims, stating, instead, that this was because the government did not have a plan.

“It is fitting that Deyalsigh chose today to hold this press conference because he effectively said ‘April fools’ to all those expecting to hear how the Government would finally outline their plans to vaccinate the population against COVID-19.”

“Apparently, the small matter of saving lives during the pandemic is not enough to get this Rowley led government to give up their Easter vacation.”

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