BREAKING: Jamaica Records 30 Coronavirus Cases With 2 Dead
BREAKING: Jamaica Records 30 Coronavirus Case With 2 Dead | The coronavirus pandemic has widespread so much that it affected almost every country in the world except some 11 countries. Jamaica was not left out of the coronavirus outbreak which was declared by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. Jamaica recorded their first coronavirus case on 10th March 2020.
The Jamaican Minister for Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton announced on the 10th of March 2020 the first case of coronavirus after a female patient arrived from the United Kingdom. This led to the immediate expansion of travel bans to include countries such as France, Germany, and Spain.
Following new developments, the number of coronavirus cases started to increase 15th of March, 2020 where they recorded 19 suspected cases.
The current number of confirmed coronavirus cases as of 27th March 2020 is 30. Two patients have recovered fully from the coronavirus whiles they recorded two patients dead.
Cases recorded in Jamaica are mostly imported cases with the local ones being people who came into contact with the imported patients before they showed signs of the virus.
With four of the cases involving patients traveling through or from the United Kingdom, the country’s foreign minister Kamina Johnson-Smith announced that the travel ban would be expanded to include the United Kingdom.
On 12 March, Prime Minister Andrew Holness ordered all primary and secondary schools closed for fourteen days whiles the Jamaican government issued work-from-home directives to non-essential workers in Jamaica on the 17th of March. This is to help prevent the spread of the virus.
On 20 March, the Government of Jamaica announced that all sea and airports will be closed to incoming traffic for a period of fourteen days effective 21 March. The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) announced that it will be drafting final year medical students and retired medical practitioners to “support clinical and surveillance activities”.
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On Monday, 23rd March, Prime Minister Andrew Holness warned the country to expect a community spread of the virus to start soon.
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