Monday 26 October, 2020

Police Commissioner Anderson tests positive for COVID-19

Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson.

Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on Saturday night confirmed that Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The JCF, in a statement released early on Sunday morning, said the commissioner is in quarantine at home with mild flu-like symptoms.

In keeping with the force’s internal protocols, upon feeling and recognising the symptoms, Commissioner Anderson immediately subjected himself to the necessary tests, and was notified on August 22 of a positive result.

The commissioner is said to be in good spirits and only experiencing mild symptoms.

As a precautionary measure, arrangements have been made for members of his immediate support staff to be tested, and they have been placed under quarantine and are awaiting the results of the tests.

Also, the JCF said sections of the Office of the Police Commissioner are to be immediately closed to facilitate sanitisation and further testing of staff members.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Anderson has urged all members of the constabulary, particularly those on the front-line of the nation’s fight against the pandemic, to take all necessary precautions while carrying out their daily functions.

He called on the members to strictly observe the established COVID-19 protocols and immediately seek medical attention once any flu-like symptom is experienced.

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