Based on information circulating on social media, the RGPF is confirming that a man who was in custody at the Central Police Station over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, tested positive on a rapid test for Covid-19.
The individual was detained by the police on Sunday, 25 October 2020. He was later charged and taken to court on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP).
However, following established protocols for Covid-19, the individual was rapid tested for the virus, and this initial test was positive. Consequently, a PCR test was administered, and we await the result.
He was taken to a government-run quarantine facility where he is guarded by the RGPF on a 24-hour basis. As a result of this development, police officers who came in contact with the individual are now being monitored.
There is no need for panic since the officers who were in contact with the individual have followed the protocols for Covid-19.
Further, police have arrested and charged a second individual for Breach of Quarantine. Kaymon Phillip, 25 years, Entrepreneur of River Sallee, St Patrick, was charged for failing to remain in quarantine. He was placed on $20,000 bail with 2 sureties to appear in court on Tuesday, 3 November 2020.
Office of Commissioner of Police
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