Thursday 28 May, 2020

WATCH: Jamaicans talk about the impact of COVID-19 on business, travel

Since Jamaica recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 10, life on the island hasn't been the same, with the government shutting down a number of activities to negate the spread.

Among the measures have been the postponing and cancellation of many of the island’s sporting events, restriction on the amount of passengers in taxis, guidelines on social distancing, the closure of schools and an island-wide nightly curfew.

It has resulted in many businesses having to downsize or totally closing their shutters, as the measures slow economic activities, with most persons now staying at home.

Loop News took to the streets of Cross Roads in St Andrew on Wednesday, to get a snapshot of the impact of the coronavirus on Jamaicans. Watch the video below:

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