Stay Safe and Informed
on COVID-19

The Lok Jack GSB COVID-19 Information Hub provides access to reliable information on the coronavirus pandemic in relation to the Lok Jack GSB Community and more. Stay connected to get updates on key developments of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago, read about precautions that you can take to protect yourself and your family and get answers to frequently asked questions. For global updates, click on the links to some credible sources for COVID-19 information from around the world!

When did COVID-19
first emerge?

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. On 11 February 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

World Health Organization, 2020

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.

World Health Organization, 2020

Get the latest on
COVID-19 in T&T

On Thursday 12th March, 2020, Minister of Health Terrance Deyalsingh confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Trinidad and Tobago.


Hotline Phone Contact
General Medical Emergencies 811
South West Regional Health Authority 87 – SWRHA or 877-9742
Tobago 211
COVID-19 Information
Only persons with flu-like symptoms should call the
hotlines. These symptoms are fever with either, runny
nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, headache
or muscle pains.
877-WELL or 877-9355

Lok Jack GSB COVID-19 Insights for Business in T&T

Catalogue of Services for the Economic Empowerment of Women

The UWI- Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, in collaboration with the Joint European Union-United Nations Spotlight Initiative, recently developed a Catalogue of Services for the Economic Empowerment of Women. The Catalogue of Services is an output of the Spotlight Initiative, a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations, to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. Trinidad and Tobago has been selected as one of six Caribbean countries to receive funding from the Initiative.

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Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business Restructures

In an address to staff this morning (Monday July 6, 2020), Chair of the Board of Directors of the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (Lok Jack GSB), Prof. Brian Copeland, announced that the Board approved (on Tuesday 30 June, 2020) a new Strategic Plan and Structure for the Lok Jack GSB

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