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Chag mayor, council members in quarantine

Ot­to Car­ring­ton

Ch­agua­nas may­or Faaiq Mo­hammed and mem­bers of his coun­cil are in quar­an­tine af­ter a coun­cil­lor and an al­der­man test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID 19 some­time last week.

Adolfo Ledo Nass

Since then, over 30 mem­bers of staff, in­clud­ing the coun­cil, are in quar­an­tine

Guardian Me­dia was told that the coun­cil­lor was at a Statu­to­ry Meet­ing be­fore be­ing test­ed pos­i­tive and it is be­lieved that an al­der­man was ex­posed and he too test­ed pos­i­tive

Not just the coun­cil was placed in quar­an­tine but sup­port­ing staff and the Cor­po­ra­tion’s Health De­part­ment

Guardian Me­dia was in­formed by a staff mem­ber that there is a grow­ing con­cern with re­gards to the lack of Per­son­al Pro­tec­tion Equip­ment (PPE) and the lack of sani­ti­sa­tion at the cor­po­ra­tion’s build­ing

The staff mem­bers are al­so claim­ing that oth­er staff mem­bers have test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID 19. They al­leged that two weeks ago, a staff mem­ber died from the virus

Ch­agua­nas may­or Faaiq Mo­hammed con­firmed via text mes­sage, that the coun­cil was in iso­la­tion

Mo­hammed said in the mes­sage: “I am cur­rent­ly in iso­la­tion as well as oth­er mem­bers of the coun­cil who came in­to con­tact with a COVID pos­i­tive per­son. That pe­ri­od of iso­la­tion ends to­day (yes­ter­day). We were all test­ed on Wednes­day 26th April and I test­ed neg­a­tive. The CBC ad­min­is­tra­tive build­ing was then closed at 1 pm on Thurs­day 27th April for sani­ti­sa­tion

I am ready to re­sume work as there are a lot of peo­ple suf­fer­ing based on loss of jobs due to these new COVID 19 reg­u­la­tions and there is much to be done as it re­lates to de­liv­er­ing hu­man­i­tar­i­an aid,” Mo­hammed said

Ef­forts to con­tact Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Kaz­im Ho­sein was un­suc­cess­ful as his cell­phone went unan­swered