CMO: Quarantine bracelet being considered can notify police of its removal


    The electronic bracelet being considered for monitoring persons in COVID-19 quarantine could notify police and health officials if it is removed, according to the Chief Medical Officer.

    Dr Roshan Parasram, speaking to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament today, responded to concerns about the tracking devices being removed.

    Only last month in the Cayman Islands, a US student was sentenced to two months in jail after removing her bracelet while in quarantine.

    Dr Parasram assured that the tech identified by government, has features to deal with these situations.

    T&T has had instances of quarantine escapes with three Venezuelan teens being on the run for some time after breaking out of UWI’s Canada Hall in August 2020.