Jamaicans will no longer be subjected to no movement days during weekdays, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Holness made the announcement as he addressed the parliament on Wednesday (September 15).
He however noted that Sundays would be no movement days.
Holness also used the occasion to share that the nightly curfew would now be at 8:00 p.m. as opposed to 7:00 p.m.
“The epidemiologists, and other experts, at the Ministry of Health, having reviewed the data and we’re now starting to examine transportation in greater detail took the view that 8:00 p.m. is a better time to allow for the clearing of congestion, ” said Holness as he sought to explain his rationale to the parliament.
The new measures are set to take effect from Saturday (September 18) to October 28, 2021.
New Curfew Measures:
Mondays – Fridays: 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Saturdays – 6 p.m. – Mondays: 5:00 a.m.
Sundays – No-movement
National Heroes Day – No-movement.