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Gomery did not have a heart attack – PM

Gomery did not have a heart attack – PM
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves

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Deputy Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel did not have a heart attack, nor has he tested positive for Covid-19.

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves made this assertion when he spoke on NBC Radio’s Morning Cup program on Wednesday, stressing that he does not like to talk about issues of this nature but rumours are making the rounds and they are causing persons to worry.

He said Daniel was hospitalized in Georgetown on Tuesday, but it was not because of COVID-19 or a heart attack.

“They also said Montgomery Daniel was on his death bed with a heart attack, they say all sorts of things…naturally if you are 66 years old and you are in the business in which we are, they would check you for everything, including to see what’s happening to your heart,” Gonsalves said.

He noted that he had not been given permission to release the information, but he could confirm that Daniel has no heart issues and had, for the second time, tested negative for COVID-19.

“People do get sick you know…just ease up on these set of rumors,” Gonsalves said.

He stated that he also has not had a heart attack, nor has he tested positive for Covid-19. He however said should he test positive, he would inform the nation.

“There is nothing immoral, there is nothing which is a stigma attached to getting COVID. Anybody can get it and you going about your business normally and you take precautions and you can get it, but you are less likely to get it if you take certain precautions, all of us, that is,” Gonsalves said.

Over the past few weeks, a number of high ranking government officials including members of the top brass of the police force and a minister of government have tested positive for COVID-19, while some health officials were placed in quarantine pending the results of tests.

This week, it was reported that some workers at the Ministry of Agriculture and the Treasury Department had tested positive for the virus.