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No Criminal Charges for Quarantine Breach


by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts-Nevis (WINN) – The individual described as breaching quarantine, resulting in public alarm and the contact tracing for more than 20 people will not face criminal charges.

That’s according to Medical Chief of Staff  Dr. Cameron Wilkinson. 

“And I don’t think that there is going to be any criminal charges that will be brought against these persons. As they say it with the breach, sometimes breaches can come because of misjudgment etc. and not necessarily any direct criminal intent,” Wilkinson explained.

Dr. Cameron Wilkinson speaking at Wednesday’s National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) briefing. The individual guilty of the breach was not named.

During the February 3 National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) briefing, Supt. Cromwell Henry had informed the public that the matter was under investigation and officials would ascertain if any criminal charges should be filed against the individual.

“As it relates to the specific case that you are speaking about, yes, there was a breach, the details of which I can’t go into. The persons, however, did not travel on a passenger bus. They traveled on a vehicle, but it’s not a passenger bus where other passengers would have been in the bus to create exposure. And I can reassure the public that everyone who came into possible contact, they were identified and quarantined, and so we did the necessary contact tracing,” Wilkinson noted.

As to the type of vehicle used by the individual, it remains unclear at news time Thursday, February 11.

Officials have declared that the vehicle earlier described as a “public service vehicle” was not a passenger bus, but offered no further information to the public.


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