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Officer with Prince Albert, Sask. police tests positive for COVID-19, force says

A news release from the Prince Albert Police Service says the officer's positive diagnosis was confirmed on Friday.
A news release from the Prince Albert Police Service says the officer's positive diagnosis was confirmed on Friday. File / Global News

A Saskatchewan police force says one of its officers has tested positive for COVID-19.

A news release from the Prince Albert Police Service says the officer’s positive diagnosis was confirmed on Friday.

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But the force says the officer has been self-isolating at home since Monday and is following all public health protocols.

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It did not release details about the officer’s identity or condition.

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The force says it’s co-operating with the provincial health authority’s efforts to trace the officer’s contacts.

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It says it will step up sanitization and disinfection efforts at both its locations over the weekend.

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