Thursday 28 May, 2020

JCF sets up lines for discreet reporting on March 18-23 passengers

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has intensified the search for passengers who flew into the island from March 18-23 and have not reported to the Ministry of Health and Wellness for coronavirus (COVID-19) supervision.

On Sunday, the police advised through social media that lines at the COVID-19 Command Centre are now available for individuals to discretely give information on those who are violating the request to identify themselves.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently advised that Cabinet has made it an offence under the Disaster Risk Management Act, for the applicable persons not to report to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Holness said in a Jamaica House COVID-19 press conference that those who are arrested and charged could be fined up to $1 million and/or jailed.

However, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is still having difficulty locating about 5,500 passengers of the approximately 7,000 who came into the island during the period.

Holness also said during one of the regular COVID-19 press conferences that the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be perusing flight data and the police will be going door-to-door to look for those who failed to report.

According to the advisory from the police on Sunday, those who wish to confidentially share information on the whereabouts of persons who arrived on the island on/or after March 18 and have not reported to health officials, can do so by calling the JCF Command Centre at 876-702-5106 or 876-702-5103 or Crime Stop at 311.

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