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Jamaica: PM to address nation amid COVID surge

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is to address the country this evening as Jamaica continues to grapple with a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisation.

The press conference is slated for 6 p.m.

Holness is expected to address the rapid increase in infections and deaths.

Amid the surge in infections, hospitals have exceeded capacity and oxygen supplies have been inadequate.

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded 351 new cases of the virus, pushing the total to 68,482 with 18,103 being active.

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