COVID-19 Might Spike, Say Government

With Jamaica now having a total of 586 positive cases of the coronavirus, the government last night (May 31), during a digital press conference from the Prime Minister’s office told the nation to brace for a spike with the coronavirus as movement restrictions internally and externally are relaxed.

This, as the stay-at-home orders and the gradual reopening of the country’s borders begin today, Monday June 1.

Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, said on Sunday that there will be a likelihood of increased imported cases following to opening.

His statement came after Prime Minister Andrew Holness, announced that come June 15 non-Jamaicans will be allowed to visit the island, and that those visitors not in Jamaica’s list of travel bubble nations will not be subjected to testing for the virus.

The authorities were asked, why not test all? However, the answer was that Jamaica was limited and the countries within the travel bubble have not been announced.

 

Shannon-Dale Reid

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