Santa Cruz lock-up under COVID quarantine

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – Detainees at the Santa Cruz police station lock-up are now under quarantine following an assessment by the local health department.

A senior police source told OBSERVER ONLINE a short while ago that no visits are being allowed pending more information from the health authority.

“There is no confirmed case, but we have to take the precautions until [there is an update] from the Ministry of Health,” the source said.

Some of the detainees were tested today for COVID-19 and the decision made to quarantine the facility.

Consequently, court cases involving the detainees have been affected and visits prohibited.

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