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Jamaica’s lockdown days extended for another two weeks- Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday (September 1) extended the country’s lockdown days.

The extension of the lockdown days were decided at a meeting of the COVID-19 subcommittee of cabinet yesterday.

According to Holness, while the previous lockdown days had yielded early results in the form of a reduction in the R0 value the measures were still necessary.

“Two weeks ago we introduced tighter measures for the period August 28. to September 2. While we are starting to see some early signs of improvement, as we have seen in the declining R nought value. The advice of our public health experts is that we need to extend the current measures for another two weeks, ” said Holness.

“Effective September 3 until September 17, 2021. The existing no movement days will be continued for another two weeks, ” added Holness.

What are the new no movement days?

There are six no movement days. They are:

Sunday, September 5.

Monday September 6.

Tuesday September 7.

Sunday September 12.

Monday, September 13

Tuesday, September 14.

According to Holness, the normal curfew hours will  remain in effect; 7pm until 5am the following morning.


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