Trinidad: Cops hunt COVID quarantine escapee

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – POLICE are searching for a man who fled a hospital from quarantine after undergoing a test for the Covid 19 virus.

The 24 year old man of Jerningham, Cunupia, ran from the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex on Monday night.

Chaguanas Mayor Vandana Mohit told Express on Tuesday that the information was confirmed to her by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Mohit has sent out an appeal on social media for residents to stay indoors.

“To our burgesses, Iam asking that residents of Jerningham Junction in particular stay indoors. Yes it was just confirmed with TTPS that they are in search of a young man who should at this time be in quarantine due to a possible risk. Please adhere to warnings. Please”, Mohit wrote. ‘

Mohit told Express that she knew the person who police are seeking.

Police said that the man is well-known to police.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Roshan Parasram said during a media briefing on Monday that people had been detained under the Quarantine Act but no one had been charged.

Parasram announced that there was local spread, one step away from community spread.

According to the Quarantine Act, a person who defied quarantine can be fined $50,000 and jailed for six months.

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