AROUCA– THE Arouca Police Station is closed after a police officer with a recent travel history develops flu-like symptoms.
A release from the TTPS stated that Police Commissioner Gary Griffith closed the station after the officer left the country without the necessary approval and went to St Maarten.
It stated, “He returned to Trinidad on March 7 and instead of going into self-quarantine, returned to work the following day. The officer developed the flu-like symptoms this week and as a precautionary measure, all officers of the Arouca Police Station were ordered to go on self-quarantine.”
The commissioner said the Arouca Police Station has been temporarily closed as a result and sanitisation of the premises will begin today.
Commissioner Griffith said persons wishing to make reports should do so at the following police stations:
- Arima Police Station, Broadway – 667-3563
· Maloney Police Station, Flamingo Boulevard – 646-6504
· Piarco Police Station, Golden Grove Road – 669-4366
· Tunapuna Police Station, Eastern Main Road – 645-7573
Commissioner said that in the meantime, there would be increased patrols in the Arouca District.
He said when the Arouca Police Station is reopened, it will be manned by police officers from other stations.
The affected police officer is waiting to be tested for Covid-19, the release stated.