A health care worker shows her identification after being stopped by police officers at a road block along Lady Hailes Avenue, Embacadere, San Fernando, on Tuesday night.

The T&T Police Service (TTPS) has disclosed that over 1,000 of its officers are currently in quarantine and 206 of them have so far tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. This was disclosed on Friday when the TTPS released its Covid-19 updates.

It stated that 1,042 officers are currently in quarantine. It also disclosed that within a 24-hour period that 16 persons were arrested for Breach of curfew hours; 117 face mask tickets were issued bringing the total so far to 10,805.

The total amount of persons arrested for Breach of the Public Health Regulations stood at 823 up to press time on Friday with no arrests within the last 24-hour period.
There were also 466 police patrols and 37 roadblocks.

On Thursday, three men appeared virtually before a Mayaro Magistrate charged with breach of curfew. Leon Harper, 40, of Calmapass, Guayaguayare, Grantley Reefer, 62, of Plaisance Park, Pointe-A-Pierre and Steffon Beharry, 19, of St. Anns, Mayaro, were arrested by officers of the Eastern Division in Mayaro on Wednesday.

The men appeared in court on Thursday where they all pleaded guilty to the charge and were fined $10,000 each or in default serve three months in jail, with three months’ time allowed. The TTPS continues to urge citizens to adhere to the Emergency Powers and Public Health Regulations and welcomes information on possible breaches.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant