Jamaica Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has announced seven no movement days in a bid to curb the latest surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
Those days are Sunday, August 22; Monday, August 23; Tuesday, August 24; Sunday, August 29; Monday, August 30; Tuesday, August 31; and Sunday, September 5.
Jamaica Information Service says tightening of the curfews, which form part of the Government’s infection prevention and control measures, are also aimed at reducing hospitalisations and deaths.
The new measures come as the virus’ more transmissible Delta variant was confirmed to be present in Jamaica.
Prime Minister Holness made the announcement during a virtual news briefing on Thursday.
Prime Minister Holness advised the existing curfew hours will be adjusted on Friday and Saturday to allow persons adequate time to procure essential items ahead of the first lockdown period.
The curfew will begin at 9:00 p.m. on Friday and end at five o’clock on Saturday morning.