Thursday 6 August, 2020

Coronavirus Live Blog: Jamaica announces new curfew, relaxed rules

Jamaica has announced a new curfew and relaxed restrictions in the battle against the coronavirus.

With cases in the island at 698, a new curfew starts today (June 30) which will run from 11pm until 5am. This will remain in force until July 31. 

As it relates to gatherings, 20 people are now allowed to congregate, up from the previous 10, providing that the proper social distancing protocols are observed. This will remain in place for 14 days from July 1.

Ten people have died locally.

Meanwhile, the total number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from isolation has risen to 552.

Jamaica's recovery rate now moves to 79.3% per cent.

Positive case ages range from two to 87 and the vast majority of cases are female.

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Schools will remained closed until September.

Global cases of the coronavirus pandemic have surpassed 10.2 million, and deaths worldwide have topped 505,000.

National lockdowns, school closures, travel restrictions and health alerts have been issued globally as the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China has infiltrated almost every region in the world.

Governments in the region have enhanced their COVID-19 preparations with all eyes focused on safeguarding citizens from the threat of the virus being imported.  

Follow our live blog for all updates related to COVID-19 in the Caribbean.  

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