Miami police chief tests positive for coronavirus

Miami police chief tests positive for coronavirus
Miami police chief tests positive for coronavirus

MIAMI – Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina told officers on Friday Deputy Chief Ron Papier will be replacing him while he recovers from COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.

Colina released a statement to the department saying he tested positive for COVID-19 and his symptoms are mild, so he will be in quarantine at his home, according to Officer Mike Vega.

Deputy Chief Ron Papier (Deputy Chief Ron Papier)

It’s unclear if Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March and recovered, was in contact with Colina and was at risk of reinfection.

Miami Police Department Sgt. (Miami Police Department)

According to the Florida Department of Health, Miami is the city with the most COVID-19 cases in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed more 5,300 cases as of Friday night.


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