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JAMAICA | PM Holness Announces Nightly Islandwide Curfews for 7 Days

KINGSTON,  March 31, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced nightly islandwide curfews for a period of seven (7) days with effect from 8:00pm on April 1, 2020 to 6:00am on April 8, 2020. This is the latest in a series of measures announced by the Government to contain the novel coronavirus, COVID19, in Jamaica.
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JAMAICA | Gov't tightens restrictions to limit spread of COVID-19 Virus

KINGSTON, March 24, 2020 - The number of persons in Jamaica who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) have gone up by two and now confirmed at 21. This was among the annoiuncements made by  prime minister Andrew Holness at his Jamaica House press conference yesterday where he disclosed additional measures aimed at curtailing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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JAMAICA | Holness needs to stand on the side of Justice says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 26, 2020: The People's National Party (PNP) says for the first time Prime Minister Andrew Holness is publicly admitting that he was aware of the grave nature of the allegations against former Education Minister Ruel Reid in regards to the far-reaching and unconscionable plunder of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

JAMAICA | Holness Urges Personal Responsibility in fight against Covid-19

KINGSTON, March 3, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans to take personal responsibility for their own health through hygienic practices, this in the wake of the rapidly spreading Covid-19. The Prime Minister underscored that despite the virus having not yet reached Jamaican shores, there is a possibility that it may, as it is already in the Caribbean region.In that regard, Prime Minister Holness stated that the virus is highly contagious, and Jamaicans should take great precautions against it.In the meantime, the Prime Minister encouraged best practices such as; washing hands thoroughly with soap and water for a minimum of 30 seconds, using alcohol based hand sanitizers, coughing and sneezing into the bend of ones’ elbow, avoiding contact with those suspected of having any kind of flu-like symptoms and maintaining a distance of approximately three feet.The Prime Minister further expressed that though the hope is that Jamaica will be spared, the Government remains committed to protecting the health and welfare of all Jamaicans. He noted that the appropriate facilities have been established, and that the Government will do everything in its power to ensure Jamaica is adequately prepared, including making additional budgetary allocations should this become necessary. -30-
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