Friday 4 December, 2020

COVID-19 positive patient, 34, breaches quarantine order

A 34-year-old COVID-19 positive patient from Diego Martin, who breached a quarantine order, was extracted and placed in a state quarantine facility on Thursday.

In a statement, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) on Friday said intelligence revealed that the patient left his place of ordered quarantine in the St Andrew/St David County and frequented St George West County where he holds another residence.

It stated that despite a caution from Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) officials, the patient breached his quarantine location on several occasions.

The operation was coordinated by ACP Wendell Williams, who is the TTPS’ representative to the Multi-Sectoral COVID-19 Committee.

The operation also included members of the Central Intelligence Bureau, Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB) and Ministry of Health officials under the guidance Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Roshan Parasram.

The TTPS said the operation led to the successful extraction of the patient by placing him into the state quarantine facility to complete his remaining quarantine period.

It also reminded that any breach of a quarantine order, carries a penalty of up to $50,000 in fines or six months’ imprisonment upon conviction.

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