Tighter curfew for Manchester amid increase in COVID cases

January 25, 2021
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton.

Health Minister Dr.Christopher Tufton,  has announced tighter daily curfew hours for the parish of Manchester starting today until February 8, 2021. Curfew hours will now be 7 p.m to 5 a.m., daily.

Public gatherings are now limited to 10 people down from the previous limit of 15.

The announcements were made during a press on Monday morning. 

According to the Minister, there has been an increase in cases in the parish as people continue to disobey rules.

He says the parish of Manchester accounts for 11.3 per cent of Jamaica's confirmed COVID cases in the past two weeks, with 125 new cases between January 10 and 24. 

With some 30 communities affected, Dr. Tufton noted that health facilities in Manchester are now at alert level. 

He added that discussions are now in progress as they continue to monitor Manchester, to determine whether schools in that parish which are now conducting face-to-face classes should be closed.

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