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JAMAICA | 32 New COVID19 Cases In 24 Hours – St. Catherine On Lockdown

  • Written by Calvin G. Brown, Wiredja.com
  • Published in Health
Featured JAMAICA | 32 New COVID19 Cases In 24 Hours – St. Catherine On Lockdown
KINGSTON, Tuesday April 14, 2020 - Jamaica now has 105 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).This follows 32 new additions over the last 24 hours. So says  Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, during press conference today at Jamaica House.

The new cases comprise five males and 27 females who range from 19 to 70 years old. The cases are from St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew.

The vast majority of the additions, 31 of the 32, are linked to a case at Alorica Jamaica – a Call Centre located in Portmore, with a staff registry of 787 workers.

With this, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that there will be a lockdown for the parish of St. Catherine starting at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 through to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

“We have always known and, indeed, we have said that as we progressed through the epidemic that there would be an increase in numbers and even a spike,” Mr. Holness said.

“We have done fairly well. We have lasted about 33 days in a linear scale. We have put in place measures, which, by and large, the country has followed. We could say that the majority of Jamaicans were faithful in abiding by the tighter curfew hours imposed during the Easter period,” Holness added.

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Last modified onWednesday, 15 April 2020 08:49
  • Countries: Jamaica