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Gov’t Announces Seven No-Movement Days as Third COVID Wave Rages


(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica has been jolted back into lockdown mode owing to a suffocating third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Andrew Holness administration continues to fend off deciding whether mandatory vaccination will have to be implemented.

Some of the country’s major business and health lobbies agree that the measure is critical. The significance was amplified given that the announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday came just a day after the highly contagious variant, Delta, was confirmed on the island.

But for essential services and critical businesses, Jamaicans will have to stay home on August 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, and September 5 – seven days the authorities hope will tame an average positivity rate of around 39 per cent.

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