Health officials in isolation awaiting COVID-19 tests after being exposed to cop suspected of having virus
A few public health officials are said to be in quarantine and are awaiting their turn to get tested for COVID-19 after being exposed to someone suspected of having the virus.
BVI News understands that the officials came in close proximity to a police officer who recently acted as an interpreter for the Spanish-speaking East End residents who tested positive for the disease a few days ago.
Information to our news centre is that the health officials recently shared a vehicle with the cop in question.
The officer has since been tested but the law enforcer’s results have not yet been confirmed with our news centre.
In the meantime, BVI News has further learnt that the East End Police Station is on standby to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before it can be reopened to the general public.
When contacted on Monday, Police Information Officer Akia Thomas, said: “I cannot confirm or deny this at this time.”
Our news centre also reached out to Health Minister Carvin Malone but did not get a response from him up to publication time.
There are currently 12 known active COVID-19 cases in the BVI — nine of whom were confirmed last Friday.