BVI News has received information about a Dominican Republic citizen who has escaped quarantine in the BVI.
Information about the alleged escape is making its rounds in local social media circles.
The man was reportedly refused entry at the airport and placed under quarantine at Lambert Beach. BVI News hasn’t determined the reason Immigration authoriyies denied him entry.
Our news centre understands that transportation was arranged for him to be taken to the airport and leave the territory on December 21.
However, the authorities did not see him when they checked his room. He is allegedly still at large at this time.
This alleged escape comes just days after it was revealed that a traveller who tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in the BVI, left the quarantine area without approval and put more than 16 persons at risk of contracting the virus.
The BVI has increased penalties for breaking COVID-19 rules. Those who contravene the protocols and guidelines may face a fine of $10,000.
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