CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

Jamaican Who Ran Away From COVID-19 Quarantine Could Face Charges

The 27-year-old man who fled a quarantine facility earlier this week could find himself before the courts.

That’s the word from Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton who said the man had acted against the orders of health care workers and breached the Public Health Act when he left the quarantine in in the Waltham Park area in the southeastern parish of St Andrew.

“As to whether we will press charges, I allow the law to take its course,” he said.

“We have to discourage this kind of activity. Our responsibility as a Government is to protect the well-being of the society, and if persons knowingly put the rest of us in a compromising position, then the law has a response for that.”

Dr Tufton added that his Ministry is seeking the assistance of the police to beef up security at quarantine facilities.

“I had a conversation with the Police Commissioner and we are in dialogue around what needs to be done additionally to ensure that this doesn’t happen again,” he said.

The man who fled the facility, Kemar Bailey, arrived in the island on March 7 and was quarantined. He left the government facility at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Monday, after being granted permission to collect a bag with personal items from someone at the gate. He was caught 2 a.m. the following day during an operation by the police and the Ministry of Health.

Bailey had not displayed symptoms of COVID-19, but Minister Tufton noted that people who arrive from any of countries of interest regarding the virus are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

“The fact that the person went out doesn’t necessarily symbolize a threat,” he stressed.

Individuals are moved from quarantine to isolation only when they display symptoms.

Currently, seven persons are in isolation, including two women who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday and Tuesday, after arriving from the United Kingdom. The results of testing on the other five should be known later today.

Views: 1153

Comment

You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by Mr. Gamer on Saturday
Comment by paino dybala on November 1, 2020 at 1:02am
Comment by Jack Ma on October 20, 2020 at 8:00pm
Comment by Jack Ma on October 14, 2020 at 7:11pm
Comment by dangde on October 7, 2020 at 2:36pm
Comment by dangde on October 5, 2020 at 3:19pm
Comment by Chocolatoz on September 28, 2020 at 4:08am
Comment by Mr. Gamer on July 30, 2020 at 4:30am
Comment by Mr. Gamer on June 18, 2020 at 8:29am
Comment by Jony Jacob on June 6, 2020 at 9:36am

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

FOR ALL YOUR DANCEHALL AND REGGAE NEWS CLICK PIC BELOWreggae dancehall queen 4

}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{

PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

CARIBBEAN NEWS

Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!

 

SOME TOP BLOGS

Groups

© 2021   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service