Jamaica now has 53 Cases of Covid-19

April 3, 2020 5:43 PM

Jamaica’s, Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton stated minutes ago that Jamaica currently has 53 cases of the disease, 6 new additions over the past 24 hours.

New cases are 58-year-old male from Manchester, 57 year old male from Kingston, 40 year old male from Kingston, 23 year old male from Clarendon, 42 year old male from Clarendon and a 22 year old female from Clarendom.


5 persons have been released over the past 48 hours because they have recovered fully from the disease, now a total of 7 persons have been released back into the public.

The Health and Wellness Minister also stated that 25 persons are currently in Quarantine, 59 are currently in isolation. A total of 540 samples were tested, 53 tested positive with 484 negative cases and 3 pending.

Amongst the persons who tested positive is a nurse while several others are currently awaiting results.

Jamaica borders closer will be extended says Prime Minister Holness “we are not yet at the stage to return to normal”. The Border extension will be for 14 more days.

Holness also stated that most persons who return to Jamaica on or after the 18th of March have failed to report to the Ministry of Health as required.

Starting tonight gas stations will be closed at 8pm to stop persons from gathering at such locations during curfew hours.



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