The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is reminding citizens that any breach of a quarantine order, carries a penalty of up to $50,000 in fines or six months’ imprisonment upon conviction.

The reminder comes as a 34-year-old COVID-19 positive patient from Diego Martin, who breached a quarantine order, was extracted and placed in a State Quarantine Facility, on Thursday 19th November 2020.

The Police Service says 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 holds another residence.

According to an official statement from the TTPS, despite a caution from Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) officials, the patient breached his quarantine location on several occasions.

The operation to extract the patient and get him into State Quarantine was coordinated by ACP Wendell Williams, 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 Health, 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.