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Police commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is now in quarantine at home after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) in a release on Sunday (August 23) revealed that Anderson was at home after presenting with mild flu-like symptoms.

According to the JCF, in keeping with its strict internal protocols, upon feeling the symptoms, Anderson had immediately subjected himself to the necessary tests and was notified of the positive result on August 22.

“The Commissioner is in good spirits and is only displaying mild symptoms,” read the release.

“As a precautionary measure, members of his immediate support staff are all in the process of being tested and have been placed under quarantine,” added the force in the release.

Sections of the Office of the Police Commissioner are to be closed to facilitate a sanitation exercise. In addition, some staff members will be tested for the coronavirus.

In light of Anderson’s positive test result, he urged all JCF members, particularly those on the front lines to take all necessary precautions as they carry out their daily functions.

Late Saturday the Ministry of Health and Wellness reported that Jamaica had recorded 56 new COVID-19 cases bringing the island’s tally to 1,413.

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