Thursday 2 July, 2020

STRANDED NO MORE: Another set of Jamaicans return home

Another set of Jamaicans who were stranded overseas because of the Government's lockdown of the island's ports to incoming passengers returned on Saturday.

The 109 Jamaicans arrived on the island about 10:20 am from the United States of America (USA).


They disembarked from the plane in batches numbering 20 the most and processed within the airport.

The returning residents were then transported by several Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses away to a facility, where they are expected to be tested for the virus.

Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) personnel maintained a security presence. There were also representatives from the Jamaica Fire Brigade and Ministry of Health.

Their re-entry to the island, is part of the government's gradual return of Jamaicans, in the effort to manage the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic.

The borders have been closed to incoming passengers since March 24, with an only limited allowance given to special flights, including some that have already returned Jamaicans.

More Jamaicans return home

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