‘No breaches’, no escapes at Dominica’s COVID-19 facilities says Deputy Police Chief

Lincoln Corbette, Deputy Chief of Police

Deputy Chief of Police, Lincoln Corbette, is shooting down rumours that some people placed at quarantine facilities in Dominica have escaped.

Recently, there was information circulating on social media, that that two people had escaped, however, Corbette said at a news conference on Monday that this is untrue.

“So far, there are no breaches at the quarantine facilities or the COVID hospital,” he revealed. “I know there have been reports circulating of persons escaping or absconding from the sites, I wish to say that these reports are untrue and malicious.”

He continued, “No one has escaped from the facilities or the hospital.”

Corbette said According to him, in light of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has been engaged in a number of COVID-19-related activities in support of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment.

These activities include patrolling the City of Roseau, patrolling all the villages throughout Dominica, patrols at sea to prevent illegal entry, security duty at checkpoints, security duty at the COVID hospital and surveillance at bays and beaches to prevent illegal entry.

Additionally, Corbette stated that the immigration department has been identifying and arresting individuals who have entered the state illegally.

“So far, these individuals have been quarantined at the Government quarantine facility at Picard and are being dealt with according to law,” he said. “Anyone who is found entering the state illegally will be dealt with according to law.”

The Deputy Police Chief made it clear that “No one will get a free pass.”

Corbette thanked the members of the public for cooperating with the police during the period of the curfew and for also reporting breaches.

“We have had many calls of people who have been suspected to breach the curfew order or the quarantine rules, and we have dealt with every one of those speedily,” he stated.

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5 Comments

  1. KID ON THE BLOCK
    April 1, 2020

    Those perpetrators should be dealt with hares punishment without questioning.

    • Batibou River
      April 2, 2020

      You are another …… one and a nut case. If you like totalitarian state so much go and move to North Korea, China or Iran. They would give you something to think about. But than you would be crying like a little child and soil your pants!

  2. My little take
    April 1, 2020

    Sometime last year, before the election, a boat from the Woodford Hill area ………………………….. capsized and a young juvinile from the Wesley/Marigot area got drowned. I remember the police report said that they were on a fishing expedition and the police and DNO promised to come back with more information but I never saw an update. So can the Deputy Police Chief, Linton Corbet tell us the truth on that matter by telling us how many Haitians died or missing and if it was a fishing expedition or a Haitian backdoor expedition? When he clears the air I will decide if I should believe him on his “No breaches’, no escapes at Dominica’s COVID-19 facilities” story.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      April 1, 2020

      You are free to believe whatever you wish, optimist !
      You are one of those peddling those FAKE NEWS.

    • The Truth Be Told
      April 1, 2020

      Why don’t you just relax. At a time like this, we should pray for the world. Yes I say the world which includes us. We are not on Mars so anything affecting the world will definitely affect us. Yes true. It is high time we stop those beffy attitude or wanting to know this and that which not doing anything for us. You do your part. Most times people say what ever they want with no proof. And those are the things that travel fast because those who receive it are beffy always waiting to hear sensational news. Listen to the radio, read DNO, EMO news, Dominica vibes – not those beffy stories – I mean news. Just today I was telling a man who wants to say all kinds of things that all are advised to wear mask to protect ourselves and others. You kno what he told me – He never heard this. So herein is my point, he is listenning to Radio Cord carpie – who specialises in fake news, proporganda & sensational news of no substance – searching for the tiniest hole intently.

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