Ex-lawmen on standby
IF THE ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE (RBPF) becomes overwhelmed while enforcing the curfew as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, former officers could be called back into action.
That was the word from Attorney General Dale Marshall yesterday, as he outlined what would happen if the force was hard hit, and if officers contracted the virus – which has now killed more than 33 000 across the globe – and had to be quarantined.
He made the comments yesterday during Starcom Network’s Sunday Brass Tracks radio call-in programme.
Also on the show fielding questions from concerned Barbadians was Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Anton Best, who announced that the number of positive cases for the virus had risen to 33 – four from Friday and three more on Saturday – as the island continued measures under Stage 3 of the National Pandemic Preparedness Plan.
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