November 23, 2020

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220 members of the Police positive for COVID-19 and 561 isolated troops

The Commissioner of the Puerto Rico Police Bureau (NPPR), Henry Escalera Rivera, offered updated data on COVID-19 in the barracks and staff of the office.

At the moment, six barracks or work units are closed as a preventive measure. These are:

-Cupey Barracks
-Division of the San Juan Police Athletic League
-Maritima de Ceiba
-Camuy Barracks
-Vehicles Stolen from Arecibo
-Division of Arrests and Extraditions

Currently, 220 members of the Police have positive results for COVID-19, according to the tests ordered and certified by Dr. María Del Carmen Calderón and 561 officers are isolated as a preventive measure. Since the emergency arose, 4,749 members of the Bureau have returned to their work. Unfortunately, 5 members of the Police Bureau have died during this emergency.

Personnel assigned to neighboring barracks have been appointed to those affected to reinforce preventive patrols and deal with complaints that are reported. In all barracks and closed units a decontamination and deep cleaning process is carried out.

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