Covid, The Second Wave

Hi guys….so, it’s becoming a habit that I send my post late. Why? because I think I’m getting tired. Planning out a post for every Monday and Thursday can be exhausting and I used to schedule them but they’ve gotten ahead of me so now I basically do them on the day itself. It’s as if the planet is spinning faster on its axis because there is sooo much happening at the same time. We had Covid under control here in Trinidad. We were almost like in our own safe bubble…but nothing lasts forever. We are still extremely better off than many countries but recently the cases have spiked.

We closed our borders and we go through a rigorous process when locals return home and that has saved us tremendously. Its detailed down to as you arrive you are quarantined at a Government facilities and tested. If you’re negative you go home if not then you remain for the 14 days. But due to the trafficking of refugees from Venezuela by boat we have suddenly seen a few children having the virus, when traced they got it from the fathers and then more tracing has to be done. It’s basically also a case of due to the economy people want to work and even if they feel sick they go out to work and then infect others.


We’ve had a case like that. It is kinda under control but it has spread and we’re not sure how far. We have about 189 recorded cases and only 8 deaths here but we have to ramp up the wearing of masks, sanitising etc. As a small Island with only 1.2 million we can’t afford to have a lot of people getting sick. The situation is one of, we have refugees smuggling in, locals want to come home, a Cricket competition is starting with players from abroad, school exams are happening so there are classes, businesses are running but with rostered staff, and general elections in a few days….these are all events that could cause the virus to spread. But what is good is that we have a no mask no service policy so you can’t go into a business without washing your hands or sanitising first and you must be wearing a mask. I think that has made a big difference in cutting down the spread here in Trinidad.

This virus takes every opportunity to spread and due to some people’s ignorance, stupidity, carelessness or total disregard for the rules and protocols, it will get its way and spread as it wants. Humans can be so difficult when it comes to getting cohesiveness, disciplined, controlled behaviour and this is to our detriment. So I hope you all stay safe, mask up, sanitise and wash your hands, you don’t want to spread this to someone if you unknowingly are a carrier.

Bye for now.


Gail (Gafra)

Published by Gail Francis

Hi, I'm a mother of four, one boy and three girls ranging in ages from 26yrs to 22yrs. I own my own business that I run with my husband and we have no pets. We've had a variety of pets from dogs, cats fish etc, but things go wrong when we have pets so we decided that we are not pet people. I'm a creative person and I love to learn and share what I learn. Watercolour painting is my great love. I dream of having my art appreciated and hung on the walls of homes, offices, churches, anywhere that people can view them and start up a conversation about them. So that's a little about me, come peruse more of my site and ENJOY!!!

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