Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Daily COVID updates to go on Health Ministry’s website from Friday

Dr Christopher Tufton (file photo)

Dr Christopher Tufton (file photo)

Effective Friday, September 11, the applicable COVID-19 statistics are to be posted at 10:00 am daily on the website of the Ministry of Health and Wellness at

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, who made the announcement on Thursday evening during a digital press conference from the ministry’s New Kingston offices, said the daily updates will also be available on the ministry’s social media platforms.

He explained that with Jamaica now in the community transmission phase of the coronavirus, certain operational shifts became necessary, but the weekly press conferences will continue.

“It is a shift that necessitates a number of operational changes, including the effort to ensure our health facilities are sufficiently equipped for a surge in the cases, while also increasing the complement of the health team,” said Tufton.

Meanwhile, the minister also announced that a field hospital is to arrive in the country within the next two weeks. It is to be located in the Corporate Area.

Two more field hospitals are to be constructed later, to deal with the surging number of coronavirus cases. One is slated for the central region of the island and another in western Jamaica.

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