This, after an announcement by the PM that the government is looking to eliminate more of the covid-19 measures that have been put in place over the ensuing months.
Prime minister Holness has said that unless there is a drastic change in our circumstance the approach will be progressively to roll back the restrictive measures as his government did not intend to keep these protocols in place past their usefulness.
Mr. Holness noted that the measures that were put in place almost two years ago have served us well and that we have the knowledge and means to better protect ourselves, he also maintained that citizens are privy to adequate information to assess their health risks and make better personal decisions.
With a variety of vaccine doses available across the island, the onus is now on the citizens to protect themselves and their families. Physical distancing, mask-wearing, hand-washing, and sanitizing are prevention control protocols put in place by the government that has also been effective.
The PM has said that the government will no longer use lockdowns to protect the island from the virus, and these measures, though effective, have put a noose around the economy and social activities’ neck, have kept children out of school, and negatively impacted the poor and vulnerable.
Holness has said that he wants Jamaica to be in a position for our economy to get back on track speedily.
He was speaking on Tuesday at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Stock Exchange 17th semi- virtual Regional Investment and Capital Markets Conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.