Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has questioned whether there was a cover-up plot among Government and Health officials, as to the true incidence of COVID-19 positive cases prior to the elections.
She says the Government alone had access to and control over the true statistics and data regarding the virus’ spread in T&T.
The UNC leader also claimed that the election was called during the pandemic, a decision only the PM could have made, and one week later T&T is in a possibly uncontrollable health crisis and another lockdown.
And while she accused the Government of playing politics, she believes the Health officials should have stood up against the political directorate in the interest of protecting people.
Mrs. Persad-Bissessar says answers are needed, since the lives, health and safety of an entire population are now compromised and endangered.