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No-one treated at isolation centre,says Ministry


No-one treated at isolation centre,says Ministry

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THE MINISTRY of Health has denied online newspaper reports that persons involved in the incident at the National Union of Public Workers last Wednesday evening were transported to the Isolation Centre at Enmore, St Michael for medical treatment.

A check with chief executive officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Dexter James, revealed that three persons were transported to the QEH’s special decontamination area in the Accident and Emergency Department where they were treated “as a precautionary measure and to ensure decontamination protocols were executed safely.” They were later discharged.

The incident involved a package delivered to the union which when opened contained “a white powdery substance.” (BGIS)