A Covid-19 patient who breached home quarantine is taken by police into a state facility.
The 34-year-old Covid-19 positive patient from Diego Martin, was extracted and placed in a state quarantine facility on Thursday, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service stated in a news release.
It stated that 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 has another residence.
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 of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, 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 Dr Roshan Parasram.
This operation led to the successful extraction of the patient by placing him into the State Quarantine facility to complete his remaining quarantine period.
TTPS stated that any breach of a quarantine order, carries a penalty of up to $50,000 in fines or six months’ imprisonment upon conviction.