Jamaica’s Minister of Health tests negative for COVID-19 after a staff member tested positive

Jamaica’s Minister of Health tests negative for COVID-19 after a staff member tested positive

Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton says he has tested negative for COVID-19.

Dr Tufton was speaking with OBSERVER ONLINE following news that a staff member of the ministry’s head office had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Out of an abundance of caution, when it was suspected earlier today that a staff member was a possible positive case, I immediately asked to be tested. That test was negative.

“Plus, I did not have direct contact with the staff member,” Dr Tufton said.

Meanwhile Jamaica today recorded another 20 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.

Two of them are Alorica employees, a third is under investigation.

This has increased to 163, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica.

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