It has been a year since COVID-19 snatched public freedom causing increased anxiety, job loss, food shortages and chaos in the health care system.
Business owners are coming forward providing food banks for the needy. Even farmers are giving away tonnes of produce to those who cannot put food on their tables. Humanitarian organisations are out in full force delivering hampers and assisting with educational devices, while internet providers have offered broadband capability to 95 per cent of the population.
In the face of rising COVID-19 positive cases overwhelming the health care system, thousands of doctors, nurses and other hospital workers have been patiently caring for the sick under extremely challenging circumstances. Amid the chaos, other frontline workers have also shown remarkable resilience as they battle this invisible foe.
For the most part, since the pandemic hit, T&T has continued to enjoy a steady supply of electricity, water, internet connectivity and even government services although many departments have been operating under a rotation schedule with a skeletal staff.
Each public utility in T&T has jointly faced challenges with thousands of workers going into quarantine, self-isolation, and even hospitalization for COVID infections.
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