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RVIPF returning to full complement following COVID cases - Top CoP

-of 45 officers placed in self-isolation, 9 tested positive & 26 cleared to return to work
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (VI) is gradually returning to its full complement of officers, following mandatory self-isolation of some 45 officers who were exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of Police Mark Collins in a July 16, 2021, release said he was happy to note that of the 45 officers on self-isolation, 26 have tested negative and have returned to work. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of Police Mark Collins in a July 16, 2021, release said he was happy to note that of the 45 officers on self-isolation, 26 have tested negative and have returned to work. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (VI) is gradually returning to its full complement of officers, following the self-isolation of some 45 officers who were exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

Commissioner of Police Mr Mark Collins in a July 16, 2021, release said he was happy to note that of the 45 officers on self-isolation, 26 have tested negative and have returned to work.

“We are returning to the complement we had prior to this recent COVID outbreak so we are able to play a full part in restoring the Territory to relative safety. We are prayerfully monitoring the condition of the nine that tested positive and the additional ten on isolation for COVID in hopes that they make a speedy recovery,” he said.

The RVIPF Chief reported that with the curfew passes now in place, the Force can now adequately ensure that persons are abiding by the Curfew Order in force since July 6th. 

Some community members not following curfew – Mr Collins 

Mr Collins further indicated that while the wider VI community has been largely abiding by the current 7:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew, there is a small number of individuals who are resistant.

He warned, “If you are on the roadways after 7 pm without a new July 2021 police-issued pass, you will be arrested for violation of the Curfew Order. Those who possess the new passes must have them in hand along with identification.”

Further, the Commissioner said that officers will also be ensuring that persons do not contravene any of the other COVID suppression measures as laid out in Public Health Order, 2021 and the COVID Control and Suppression Regulations that establish prescribe social distancing requirements.

The order also requires persons in the VI to continually wear face masks when in public establishments and on public transportation.   

 

8 Responses to “RVIPF returning to full complement following COVID cases - Top CoP”

  • Hospitalized (17/07/2021, 09:55) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    How many hospitalized & on ICU/intensive care?
  • SMH (17/07/2021, 10:14) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    Make sure the RVIPF Members adhere to the Same. They are not above the LAWS and should be practising what they are enforcing.
  • 1st District (17/07/2021, 10:47) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them police last curfew was always having parties in spooners
  • ?..... (17/07/2021, 17:50) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    That’s alarming. Why did so many Police Officers test positive for COVID-19? We’re they not adhering to the prevention protocols?
    Needs investigating.
  • Concerned (20/07/2021, 07:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    So the Police lost an officer to COVID, some of them lost family members and friends to COVID and some of them are suffering from COVID yet this man has the audacity to say that the force is returning to full complement??? Mr Commissioner sir, you are loose and every time you use the media you show your hidden agenda. Let me tell you, slavery was abolished and b**** people are not a threat but you want to replace the b***** police with w****** police ent? If people thinking is a good thing you here doing, ranting and raving about the police here, they have another thing coming.



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