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New Brunswick RCMP member tests positive for coronavirus

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A police officer in New Brunswick has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating at home.

“At this time, the case is not believed to be related to frontline interaction,” RCMP said in a statement released on Saturday.

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One other employee has been placed in self-isolation as a precaution.

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“All frontline RCMP officers in New Brunswick have personal protective equipment and are using it when responding to calls that may involve possible exposure to COVID-19,” said the RCMP.

New Brunswick police monitoring how they respond to calls during coronavirus pandemic
New Brunswick police monitoring how they respond to calls during coronavirus pandemic

In the meantime, police said there is no anticipated impact on frontline policing or deployability.

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