Tuesday 7 July, 2020

WATCH: Jamaicans share mixed views on reopening of country

Government's move to gradually reopen the economy at this time - amid the coronavirus pandemic - has drawn mixed reactions from locals.

The Holness administration has emphasised that reopening of the economy is imperative, even as the country fights the dreaded COVID-19. 

Among the measures, the government on Monday, June 1, started the phased reopening of the island's border with the repatriation of Jamaican nationals, while international travellers are to be welcomed as of June 15. In the meantime, employees who have been working from home the last 10 weeks are being allowed to return to work.

Loop News took to the streets of the Corporate Area to get reactions from locals to the reopening effort. The views were mixed. Watch the video by Ramon Lindsay below.

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