BARNETT STREET POLICE STATION TO BE USED AS QUARANTINE POINT

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The St James police have designated the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay as the quarantine point for individuals taken into custody in the parish.

Head of the Community Safety and Security Branch, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Yvonne Whyte-Powell, said that as part of the division’s infection prevention and control measures, individuals arrested and charged with a criminal offence are mandated to quarantine for 14 days at Barnett Street before being transferred to the general holding area at the Freeport lock-up.

Whyte-Powell said that the police division has been taking the threat of the virus seriously, noting that strict adherence to the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s COVID-19 prevention plan resulted in the early detection and containment of positive cases at the Freeport station.