Saturday 19 September, 2020

Princes Town Station sanitised as cop tests positive for COVID-19

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A police officer at the Princes Town Police Station has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The station was sanitized on Tuesday night, but as a precautionary measure, operations on Wednesday were not fully rolled out, as other officers in the station who interacted with the individual, were asked to quarantine and present themselves for testing should they show any symptoms for the virus. 

The affected officer, Loop News was told, is a senior officer at the station. 

Last week he began to show flu-like symptoms and on Friday he was tested for COVID-19. However, the results only became available on Tuesday and the officer was quarantined and taken for medical treatment. 

Last Thursday, the Besson Street Police Station had to be temporarily closed after an officer who works from the building tested positive. 

The officer was immediately taken into quarantine and is at the Couva Health Facility undergoing treatment. He is said to be recovering well.

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