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.