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Oct 19, 2020

How Will Cops Police COVID-19 Patients on Election Day?

Chester Williams

Today, the press asked Commissioner Chester Williams how authorities will ensure that those who are infected with the virus don’t go to the polls, considering that they don’t have the list of COVID-19 infected persons. Here’s his response



“How will police COVID-19 positive patients?”


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Bwai yuh know, the good thing about Belize you have a number of nosy people. Even though we nuh have the list, yuh nosy neighbour wah know and yuh nosy neighbour wah tell the police. And believe you me, hundred percent of the time when yuh nosy neighbour say that mi neighbour COVID positive and the walk about – when we go dah true. The neighbours know. So I am sure that on election day, the neighbours are going to be the eyes and the ears of the police and anyone who is found breeching quarantine or isolation, they will be dealt with. We have to undersand that while yes we all have the right to vote, that right must not trump the public’s right to be healthy and the right of others to avoid being infected by you. So, at the end of the day we are going to do what needs to be done to ensure that whatever the law is, that it is carried through.”

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