Jamaica PM Announces New Measures To Contain COVID-19

Jamaica Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (Photo via JIS)

(Jamaica Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (December 7), announced changes to the measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The new measures will become effective on December 10 and end on January 14, 2022.

Speaking in the House of Representatives, Mr. Holness said that the curfew hours will now be from 10:00 p.m. nightly until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

“Except for Christmas Eve night, December 24, the curfew will commence past midnight and start at 1:00 a.m. early Christmas morning and for New Year’s Eve night, December 31, the curfew will commence after midnight at 1:00 a.m. early on New Years Day,” Mr. Holness said.

He also informed that operating hours for beaches, rivers and water attractions have been extended to 5:00 p.m., instead of the current 4:00 p.m.

The mandatory work-from-home order for the public sector will come to an end on December 31.

Read more at: Jamaica Information Service

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