Friday 10 July, 2020

Police officer tests positive for COVID-19, no contact with colleagues

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has confirmed that one of its officers, with a travel history, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

He is being treated at the Couva Hospital.

According to the TTPS, the officer who is on vacation, left for New York on February 26, and returned to Trinidad on March 18. He complained of feeling unwell and was taken to see a doctor on March 19.

He returned home after he was treated, but later complained of body pains and was taken to the health facility in the area where he lives. He was attended to and taken by ambulance to the San Fernando General Hospital and then transferred to the Couva Hospital where he is being treated.

He received confirmation from the Ministry of Health that he tested positive for COVID-19.

The TTPS says the officer has had no contact with other officers since his return.

His female friend, who picked him up from the airport, has checked into the Caura Hospital where she was tested and is awaiting the results.

The TTPS also learnt that the brother of the officer has now placed himself into self-quarantine after coming into contact with him.

The Service has initiated protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic and has circulated this to all police officers.

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