Two Pennywise branches have been cleared to open tomorrow, after swabs from the contact that visited them came back negative for COVID-19.
Case #139, confirmed yesterday evening, was detected at a Health Centre, and investigations are underway to determine how this person contracted the virus.
According to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram, the individual was showing symptoms for about a week, but continued to move about as normal.
Dr Parasram says one of the patient’s primary contacts interacted with Pennywise, leading to closures of the branches at Long Circular Mall and Charlotte Street in Port of Spain.
However in a statement issued a short while ago, Pennywise says the primary contact has since tested negative.
This means both branches will be able to reopen, and will be thoroughly sanitized this evening.