Basseterre, St. Kitts (WINN)- An individual who reportedly broke quarantine regulations and attempted to board a flight to the USA from the RLB Bradshaw International Airport, on Saturday, is now detained and under investigation.
Police responded to a report that the unnamed man, who was booked at one of the hotels accredited as a quarantine site, had left the premises and was headed for the airport.
” The police intercepted that person at the airport and that person is currently back in quarantine, Police Superintendent Cromwell Henry told WINN.
” The Chief Medical Officer was notified and the ministry is currently conducting necessary contact tracing to determine whether or not anyone was exposed adversely. That matter is under investigation,” he added.
It is an offense to break quarantine and penalties include fines of up to EC$10,000 or imprisonment of up to six months, Mr. Henry told WINN.
“This matter is being investigated with a view to determining whether or not any of those quarantine conditions were in fact breached, and the appropriate charges will be brought against that person.”
WINN understands that the individual under investigation is not a national of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Officials continue to appeal for compliance with COVID-19 protocols, warning that the pandemic was wreaking havoc in countries that had earlier contained the spread of the virus.