Funeral and burials will be prohibited in Jamaica from March 8

Funeral and burials will be prohibited in Jamaica from March 8

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Jamaica, Andrew Holness has announced a raft of new containment measures for the next three weeks.

These include:

  1. The islandwide curfew remains at 8:00 pm to 5:00 am daily until March 22.
  2. Zoos, parks, gyms, attractions and bars will close at 6:00 pm.
  3. Only students who will sit exit examinations should receive face-to-face instruction. This includes private schools. Nurseries and day care centres are considered critical services and are to be kept open.
  4. Starting March 4, there must be a work from home arrangement in the public sector. Only employees who work in critical service delivery should be in the physical office locations.
  5. Effective March 8 to March 22, funeral and burials will be prohibited.
  6. The cap on the number of persons permitted at a marriage ceremony will be reduced from 50 to 25 until March 22, 2021.

Jamaica’s latest COVID-19 stats are as follows below –

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