Jamaica has been praised by several international groups for our efforts in containing COVID-19 and as a result, the government is looking to continue on the same track that prompted praises internationally.
The curfew hours for Jamaica remains from 9PM to 5AM and was extended to December 1st after the previous Disaster Risk Management Act expired on November 16th.
Gathering remains at 15 person per event.
The other measures implemented under the Disaster Risk Management Act will also extend until the end of the month.
As reported on Monday the island has seen a total of 9,959 COVID-19 cases while unfortunately 231 persons have passed away as a result of the virus with several other deaths being under probe currently.
Jamaica recorded 260 new cases on September 14th which is still the highest day with regards to daily covid 19 testing results. A recent spike occurred after the general election in September however the averaged daily count slowly went down since.
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Recently Jamaica was commended by her excellency, Laurie Peters, the outgoing Canadian High Commissioner of the island, for its effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to The Star, the official said that the Canadian government was quite impressed about Jamaica’s urgent response to the outbreak, and to ensure that citizens’ lives are protected, and their “livelihoods” restored in what she describes as a “difficult delicate” circumstance.
Jamaica plus Costa Rica and Argentina are three countries recently acknowleged by the Pan American Health Organization to be controlling the Covid-19 outbreak effectively.