Covid-19 Spike Triggers New Curfew And Restrictions

Jamaica has been experiencing a climb in the Covid-19 cases on the island with the current number of recorded cases being 3,183.

Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness announced during a press conference that new curfew policies and Covid-19 protocols are to be followed to help contain the virus which is now at the community transmission stage.

Mr. Holness stated that starting today, September 8 to September 23, the new curfew time will be from 8 pm to 5 am. He is also requesting that all persons over the age of 70 years stay home, only going out once per day for necessities if they need to.

Taxi men are being asked to carry one less passenger than their license legally allows while all passengers are urged to follow the safety protocols and wear a mask.

The Prime Minister is also requesting that business places make it a possibility for their workers to operate from home.

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Previously, public gatherings were limited to 20 persons however that number starting today should not be more than 15. The same 15 person limit stands for funerals with that number including those working at the gravesites.

Churches have been placed on restrictions for a while and will still need to follow the policies where that is concerned.

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