Trinidad Carnival will go on despite Ebola threat

Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad and Tobago carnival 2015 will go on despite any threat from the Ebola epidemic, according to Allyson Demas chairperson of the National Carnival Commission (NCC).

Allyson Demas said, “As far as the NCC is concerned we are proceeding with our plans for Carnival 2015.”

Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister Gary Griffith urged citizens to stop linking Carnival with Ebola and insisted the show was on.

Carnival 2015 is  set for February 16 and 17 next year.

Vice chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier Phillips-Spencer said his team has developed an anti-Ebola strategy which included prevention and information components although the country’s Ebola risk status was low.

He said measures to prevent an Ebola incident in T&T were being “developed aggressively and intensively because we do not want to wait until there is an incident to begin to get ready. 

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