Inniss: All police stations open
District E Police Station in Speightstown, St Peter is open.
In a press release today, public relations officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, said despite erroneous reports, the station is open.
“This media release serves to advise the general public that the District ‘E’ Police Station located at Speightstown, St Peter is currently open to serve the public. We wish to state emphatically that it was never closed to the public as was reported on various social media.
“On Saturday 4th April, 2020, there was a situation where a suspect in custody at the station had exhibited symptoms, that given the current pandemic situation, it became necessary to have a medical examination by members of the COVID-19 medical team. As a precautionary measure, all police personnel who had come into contact with this individual whilst in custody remained self-isolated at the station. The results subsequently came back negative for COVID-19. Both the suspect and all police personnel were cleared. At no point during this ordeal was a decision made to close the station,” the statement said.
It further noted that all police stations are open.
The RBPF encouraged the public to comply with rules relating to the curfew, which has been imposed to limit the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Police patrols will be taking a humane but zero-tolerance approach to breaches of this curfew, the statement said.
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