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PSV driver tests positive, passengers urged to get tested

September 4th, 2021

A public service vehicle driver has tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) are advising passengers who travelled on route taxi ZR 85 anytime between Monday, August 23rd, and Sunday, August 29th, and came into close contact with the driver, to present themselves for testing right away.

In a release from the Government Information Service, it was revealed that the driver became ill on Monday, August 30th, while travelling on Route 11, and had to be assisted by medical personnel and passengers.

He was tested for COVID-19 and his result returned positive on Tuesday, August 31st.

Anyone who came into close contact with the driver on August 30th is encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 from Sunday, September 5th.

Additionally, people who are experiencing symptoms and believe that they were exposed to the driver should seek medical attention and get tested from September 5th.

Testing for people connected with the incident can be facilitated at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, Warrens, St. Michael; the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St. Michael, or the Wildey Gymnasium Testing Site, Wildey, St. Michael.

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