Jamaica’s Police Commissioner Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has confirmed that Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson – Screenshot via Youtube

Via an online statement published this morning (August 23), the JCF said Commissioner Anderson is currently in quarantine at home after presenting with mild flu-like symptoms.

The statement continued:

“In keeping with our strict internal protocols, upon feeling these symptoms, he immediately subjected himself to the necessary tests and was notified on August 22, 2020 of a positive result. The Commissioner is in good spirits and is only displaying mild symptoms.


As a precautionary measure, members of his immediate support staff are all in the process of being tested and have been placed under quarantine.

Sections of the Office of the Police Commissioner will be closed immediately to facilitate sanitisation as well as further testing of staff members.

Meanwhile, Major General Anderson is urging all members of the Constabulary, particularly those on the frontline of the nation’s fight against the pandemic to take all necessary precautions as they carry out their daily functions.

Members should strictly observe the established COVID-19 protocols and immediately seek medical support once they exhibit any flu-like symptoms.”

Jamaica’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases currently stands at 1,413 with 16 deaths being attributed to the disease thus far.

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