Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 21, PM Announces More Restrictions

Jamaica now has 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

This is up by two from the recorded tally of 19 on Friday.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging all Jamaicans not to flout the rules; practice social
distancing and observe hygiene practices.

  

While speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, the PM announced additional restrictions to help curb the spread of the virus locally.

As of Wednesday (March 25) citizens aged 75 and over are prohibited from leaving their homes for a period of 14 days, subject to exemptions.

Public sector workers who are 65 years of age and older are also to work from home as of Wednesday (March 25). The work at home order for the public sector remains in place for another 14 days.

The most recent confirmed cases locally involve a 61-year-old from Manchester and a 51-year-old man from Westmoreland.

The 21 confirmed cases are comprised of 13 are males and eight females.

As of March 24, 2020, there are at least 392,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease globally and at least 17,000 deaths related to the disease.

To date, there has been one COVID-19 related death in Jamaica.

  
Prime Minister Andrew Holness via Youtube

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