The Arouca Police Station

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has ordered the closure of the Arouca Police Station after a police officer, with a recent travel history, developed flu-like symptoms this week.

Griffith said the officer left the country on March 4 without the necessary approval and knowledge and went to St Maarten.

He returned to Trinidad on March 7 and instead of going into self-quarantine, returned to work the following day.

The officer developed the flu-like symptoms this week and as a precautionary measure, all officers of the Arouca Police Station were ordered to go on self-quarantine.

Griffith said the Arouca Police Station has been temporarily closed as a result and sanitization of the premises will begin today.

Commissioner Griffith said persons wishing to make reports should do so at the following police stations:

· Arima Police Station, Broadway – 667-3563· Maloney Police Station, Flamingo Boulevard – 646-6504 · Piarco Police Station, Golden Grove Road - 669-4366 · Tunapuna Police Station, Eastern Main Road – 645-7573

Commissioner said that in the meantime, there would be increased patrols in the Arouca District.

He said when the Arouca Police Station is reopened, it will be manned by police officers from other stations.

The affected police officer is waiting to be tested.


The current shutdown of non-essen­tial businesses and other restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 can “possibly” be exten­ded beyond April 15.

So said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday as he lamented that Trinidad and Tobago’s COVID-19 situation is expected to wor­sen in the coming weeks.

BARS, private members clubs, ­casinos, gaming and betting facilities and cinemas will remain closed until April 30.

This according to a new Regulation—The Public Health Novel Coronavirus No 7 Regulation, which was released yesterday and which extends the prohibition on certain activities from April 15 to April 30.

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