Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Police end search for quarantine escapee

The man who left quarantine on Monday without permission is no longer being sought by police as his test results came back negative.

On Tuesday, reports circulating on social media caused panic when it was alleged that a patient who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus had fled from quarantine. 

However, it was noted that day that the man had been tested for COVID-19 and that his results had come back negative.

As a result, police noted that they have discontinued their search efforts.

On Tuesday, officers from the Central and Northern Division police began a search for a 24-year-old man who left the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) on Monday despite being admitted with flu-like symptoms.

Members of the public or relatives of the man who may have information on his whereabouts were asked to contact the TTPS at 999 or the 555 number set up to report COVID-19 related concerns.

Citizens are being asked to be cautious and to stay home as much as possible to limit any potential for exposure.

As of April 3, 2020 at 11.00 am, there were 97 positive cases of the disease, and six people who tested positive for the disease had died. 

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