Hundreds Trained In Coronavirus Response

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has  revealed that  some 329 frontline employees at the Norman Manley International and Sangster’s International Airports have received training as Jamaica continues to prepare for a possible introduction of the novel coronavirus to the island.

According to the Ministry, persons facilitated in the training programme included employees from Immigration, Customs, Port Health, Airport Police, Jamaica Fire Brigade, Aviation Services, various Airlines personnel and managers at Ports.

The training focused on the role and responsibilities of the point of entries staff and employees to remain observant and vigilant and how to tactically identify infectious or potentially infectious persons and to swiftly implement appropriate interventions such as quarantine, when deemed necessary.


The most recent global figures reveal that over 37,000 persons are infected and the virus has claimed at least 815 lives.

By Photo Credit:Content Providers(s): CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy – This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #4814.

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