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Pan Trinbago Inc, has shut down general operations due to the global health emergency COVID-19.

The move comes on the advice of the Office of The Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health, the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as other state agencies.

In a media statement, officials of the steelband body say in the light of COVID-19, Pan Trinbago T.C. will close its offices from March 16 to March 22, inclusive in the first instance.

However, a skeleton staff will be in attendance from 9 am to 12 noon on those days. Persons can contact the head office at Duke and Melbourne Streets, Port of Spain, at (868) 623 4486 or email secretary@pantrinbago.co.tt and/or asstmanager@pantrinbago.co.tt

The statement went on to say that Pan Trinbago Inc. adheres to all guidelines from government authorities of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and leading health organisations related to the containment of the virus.

The health and welfare of “our employees and members are paramount” the statement continued and says everyone has a responsibility to prevent the spread of this virus.