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JAMAICA | COVID-19 case among visitors underscores need for pretesting says PNP

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in Tourism
Featured PNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Dr. Wykeham McNeil PNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Dr. Wykeham McNeil
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 20, 2020: The Shadow Minister of Tourism and the Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland, Dr Wykeham McNeill said he has been notified that a tourist in the Negril Resort area has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Dr McNeill said the insistence of the Opposition from the get-go that all incoming passengers be tested is only to ensure the protection of our people and safe reopening of our tourism industry. 

“The individual has since been moved into isolation at a facility in Montego Bay, and the Ministry of Health has assured me that all the contact tracing is currently being conducted and the necessary actions will be taken,” Dr McNeill said.

The Shadow Minister said this development underscores the importance of testing of all our visitors to the island. It also comes as a timely reminder that we all need to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and follow all the protocols to ensure the safety of our workers, our communities and the nation, at large.

“I want to ask once again that we revisit the option of pretesting as some of these cases can be detected before leaving the country of embarkation. As the Member of Parliament, I am imploring everyone to remain vigilant, operate with caution and keep safe during these challenging times,” Dr McNeill said.

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