Monday 30 March, 2020

Live Blog: Coronavirus cases in Jamaica reach 30

Coronavirus cases in Jamica have reached 30, just days after the government introduced new restrictions to try stop the spread.

Meanwhile, under stringent restrictions to help flatten the curve and protect the vulnerable, anyone aged 75 and older must now stay home for 14 days beginning Wednesday, March 25. Additionally, all public sector employees 65 years old and older must work from home effective March 25.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness also announced that every person who entered the island as of March 18 will be quarantined for a further 14 days after the initial seven days.

And effective March 25, no public gatherings shall exceed 10 persons. This is down from groups of 20 that was previously allowed.

Global cases of the coronavirus pandemic have topped 618,000, and deaths worldwide are almost 30,000.

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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