Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking at a press conference on Monday (August 24) said Jamaica had recorded 83 new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s tally to 1,612.
Holness used the occasion to announced new curfew measures for parishes outside of St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon, which will begin at 9:00 p.m. and will end the following morning at 5:00 a.m. and continue daily until September 30, 2020.
Holness said the new curfew measures would come into effect on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
The PM also announced new measures for communities in the corporate area, which had seen a “clustering of cases”.
“We are seeing a clustering of cases occurring in a number of communities within the corporate area, we have decided that we will take some additional measures for these communities,” said Holness.
Holness said these specific communities would be named shortly.
Holness appealed to all Jamaicans to take COVID-19 control measures seriously noting that it will reduce significantly the possibility of infection.