Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Barataria Police Station sanitized after COVID-19 test

File photo

File photo

The Barataria Police Station was sanitized yesterday, after an officer attached to the station, tested positive for COVID-19 after exhibiting flu-like symptoms. 

The officer begun exhibiting flu-like symptoms this week and was administered the test. Once he tested positive for the virus, and the station was sanitized. 

Operations have resumed in full today. 

Some officers have been asked to self-isolate and to present themselves for testing should they display any flu-like symptoms. This is the fourth police station to have to be sanitized over the last seven days. 

In the Southern Division, police from various units in the district are helping run operations at the Princes Town Police Station after a senior officer tested positive for COVID-19. 

However, due to the interactions the officer may have had with other officers at the station in the preparation for General Elections, over 50 officers have been asked to isolate for the next few days. 

That police station was also sanitized and opened back up to the public. 

The other two stations to have been affected are the St Joseph Police Station and the Tunapuna Police Station. 

Both stations have been sanitized and operations have resumed.  

Over 10 officers have tested positive for the virus, with several others in quarantine. 

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