PM Holness on COVID-19 “We Have Been Succesful So far”

June 1, 2020

As of June 1, 2020, Jamaica entered its second phase in managing the coronavirus pandemic and as a result, several applications will continue some will stop, and also new measures will be implemented to help sustain a positive path.

To Kick off his briefing on COVID-19, SARS 2 virus Holness aka “Brogad” states that “We Have Been Succesful So far”, he went on to explains that the main strategy has been containment.

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The chart below shows rise and fall in active cases, deaths and recoveries.

It is the first time that the number of recovered patients has surpassed the number of active cases in the country. In the digital press conference, Andrew Holness also talked about government policy shifts for a planned staged return to usual economic activities.

21 COVID-19 patients have been released from isolation after being declared completely recovered.

Five more confirmed cases of the disease have come up in the last day, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 586 and the number of fully recovered patients to 311.

Unfortunately, they have been nine deaths, two persons are reported to critically hill.

PM Holness explained that if the workplace cluster outbreak did not take place, the island would see 200+ cases and not 500+ cases.

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CURFEWS, starting June 1st , 9pm to 5am day to day until 5am June 14th, After this date. CURFEWS, will continue June 4th 10pm to 5am day to day until 5am June 30th , 2020.

“Please note if our number began to rise significantly we will re-impose tighter restriction” Explains PM Andrew Holness.

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