Trinidad: Outrage after water park promotes business as COVID-19-free

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Trinidad: Outrage after water park promotes business as COVID-19-free
Flashback: Bathers using one of the pools at Fun Splash
Flashback: Bathers using one of the pools at Fun Splash

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A popular water park in Debe, south Trinidad is the subject of a social media outrage tonight, after promoting its business as COVID 19-free because of its chlorinated water.

‘No more than 10 in our large gazebo, chlorinated water kills covid 19 open for biz”, Fun Splash posted on its Facebook page.

“Harvard medical school has disclosed that chlorinated pool water is safe from covid 19 keep wet and stay safe at funsplash” another post stated.

The posts attracted hundreds of comments, many negative, from people who asked why the park had not closed, in response to a national effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus through social distancing.

The Express reached out to the water park’s owner, Vijay Ramai.

He said “We have taken into considerations the sentiments expressed by our customers and we have made a responsible decision to close until it’s considered safe to reopen”.

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal said he met with the management of the water park on Saturday and advised that the business should be closed for the next 14 days.

He said, “In the interest of absolute safety and social distancing although they are not a club or bar or cinema – but we must prevent assembly and congregating if people.”

‘What does chlorinated water have to do with people gathering and a virus that can be transmitted through the air and by touch?” people wanted to know.

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