An employee of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service is one of the four persons tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus on Saturday.
This has led to the immediate evacuation and closure of the Prisons Administration Building, located at Phillip Street, Port of Spain.
According to a media release, Commissioner of Prisons (Ag), Mr. Dennis Pulchan stated that the employee visited the building displaying flu like symptoms.
The release stated that the individual was sent for testing and later confirmed positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing has been initiated and guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health in cases such as these, are being adhered to, the release stated.
The Prisons Administration Building will remain closed until the completion of the sanitization process.
Staff attached to the Administration Building are advised to stay at home until further notice, as the matter now has the attention of authorities who are taking the necessary action in light of the situation.
Pulchan has also urged any officer who may be displaying flu-like symptoms, to not report for duty, but inform their immediate supervisor via phone and seek medical attention.
The release stated that to date, the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service has maintained a Covid-19 free environment as a stringent policy was prepared and adopted from the onset of the pandemic. It will continue to adhere to these measures to keep all persons safe and secure, he stated.