Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Parliament to resume normal operations after positive COVID test

The Houses of Parliament will resume regular operations on Tuesday, October 6 following a deep-cleaning exercise undertaken by Parliament after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19.

"The Parliament wishes to assure the public that it is adhering to the procedures issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness under such circumstances," a release from the body stated.

"The Houses of Parliament urges members of the public to follow the guidelines posted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and to take all necessary precautions to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 virus," the release said.

Jamaica recorded 117 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing to 7,012 the total number of positive cases for the island.

There was no coronavirus-related death recorded, with the death toll standing at 120.

Of the 117 newly confirmed cases, there are 73 males and 42 females, with the gender of two of the cases awaiting confirmation. The ages of all the confirmed cases range from one to 99 years.

They have addresses in Kingston and St Andrew (78), St Catherine (21), St Elizabeth (five), Clarendon (five), Manchester (four), St James (two), St Ann (one) and Westmoreland (one).

There were 175 recoveries recorded Sunday, bringing to 2,635 the total number of persons who have recovered and been discharged from care.


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