Charges laid against first Omicron patient in T&T

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Charges laid against first Omicron patient in T&T

Charges have been laid against Jonelle John, the woman who was the first detected case with the Omicron COVID-19 variant in T&T.

The development occurs following two months of investigations by the Police Service.

The 33-year-old woman of San Juan is expected to appear before an Arima magistrate on April 19.

The charge states that she willingly omitted to carry out conditions given by the quarantine authority acting under the authority of the Quarantine Act, in which she was required to upload a negative PCR test result in an application to obtain a TT Travel Pass

Last December, John travelled from New York to Panama then T&T.

She was said to be COVID-19-positive and breached this country’s travel protocols.

John has maintained that she never willingly attempted to gain access without a PCR test.