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Jamaica: More details on strict COVID-19 measures announced by Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned that if the island’s COVID-19 cases continue with the present surge, tougher measures than those announced on Thursday, including the seven no-movement days, will have to be implemented by the Government.

“Conversely, if our numbers continue to spike through lack of compliance, we will have no choice but to introduce further measures to restrict movement, which will inevitably have an adverse impact on the economy and our livelihoods,” Holness warned.

He was speaking during Thursday night’s virtual press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

Holness again urged all Jamaicans to “work together to get this third wave under control so that we can start opening schools.

“We now have sufficient vaccine supplies with the commitment of further supplies to come,” he said, adding that “The sooner we bring the infection rate down, the sooner we will be able to lift some of the restrictions.”

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