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Man breaks leg after jumping out of quarantine facility in Grenada

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 9:41 AM
Officials say it is against the Quarantine Act to mingle with persons who are infected with COVID-19 - Contributed photo

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – An investigation has been launched following an incident in which a man, who sneaked onto the compound of a quarantine facility to spend time with his intimate partner, broke his leg when he jumped from the room as the police and health officials conducted a search for an intruder.

According to police reports, security guards at the property, along with others, saw a man who was not registered as a guest enter a room late one night.

Law and health officials were later called and they began searching the room.

The man, who was hiding in the closet, emerged and proceeded to jumped from the hotel room.

Unable to move after the jump, he was caught by authorities who then called an ambulance to the scene.

According to Grenada’s Quarantine Act, the mingling of incoming travellers with nationals is prohibited until they are released from quarantine.

As of last Wednesday, more than 5,000 persons were tested for COVID-10, however the country’s numbers remain at 24 with the last case registered in mid-July.

However, due to confirmed quarantine breaches, the Ministry of Health says it will be employing contact tracing of several persons who failed to comply with all the requirements under the new protocols.

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