Over 20 Persons Quarantined After Positive COVID-19 Patient Was Accidentally Released

Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 4th 2021 (ZIZ News) Divisional Commander for District A, Superintendent Cromwell Henry revealed that a positive Covid-19 patient was accidentally discharged from quarantine into the community via public transportation which resulted in over 20 persons being placed in quarantine.

Divisional Commander for District A, Superintendent Cromwell Henry revealed that a positive Covid-19 patient was accidentally discharged from quarantine into the community via public transportation which resulted in over 20 persons being placed in quarantine.

The Superintendent made the revelation during his presentation at the National Emergency Operations Centre Covid-19 weekly briefing on Wednesday.

He said once the task force was made aware of the incident they quickly responded to isolate the individual and to locate and quarantine all the persons that came into close contact.

The Superintendent explained that the protocols at the quarantine site were reviewed and immediate action has been taken to prevent similar incidents.

He said contact tracing in this case is still on-going along with a police investigation to determine whether or not criminal charges will be filed.

 

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