Rowley tests positive for COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP):

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Tuesday.

Rowley was tested after experiencing flu-like symptoms on Monday, according to a government statement. He is isolated and under medical supervision, officials said, offering no other details.

Rowley had spent the Easter holidays in Tobago and was scheduled to be vaccinated on Tuesday, the same day the twin-island nation launched its vaccination programme after receiving more than 33,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses.

The country of 1.2 million people has reported more than 8,000 cases and 145 deaths.

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