PM Holness Announces New Curfew Hours, Other COVID-19 Containment Measures

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(Jamaica Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced an adjustment in the curfew hours, as well as other coronavirus (COVID-19) containment measures, as the country sees a spike in cases of the virus.

Effective Tuesday (July 27), the new curfew hours will be from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on weekdays.

On Sundays and the upcoming public holidays – Emancipation Day, which will be observed on Monday, August 2 and Independence Day on Friday, August 6 – the curfew time will be 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The Prime Minister said that the tightening of the curfew hours is to limit movement.

He noted that previously announced COVID-19 measures were to have remained in place until Tuesday (August 10), “but based on the rapid increase in all our key indicators it is clear that we need to act now”.

“I know there are some issues raised regarding worship time, and so forth, but we ask for the understanding of the public as we go through… another challenging time,” he said while addressing a digital press conference on Monday (July 26).

Read more at: Jamaica Information Service

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