We are happy The Government has agreed to reopen the manufacturing, construction, automotive repair, tyre shops, laundry and dry-cleaning sectors early. We see this as protecting employment and generating foreign exchange earnings.

We fully support the desire to protect lives and we believe Trinidad and Tobago has taken all the steps to do so. We are confident that this country will be recognised as having one of the best responses to COVID-19 as we have had no cases reported over the past 21 days.