Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has urged citizens not to panic despite the sharp spike in the COVID-19 numbers in recent days.
Up to Tuesday the island had recorded 68,482 cases of the virus with 1,549 deaths and 18,103 active cases.
But Holness, in a media briefing last evening, said there was no need for Jamaicans to panic as the Government is doing its best to deal with the present challenge.
Holness also announced extended lockdown measures as the island continues to record troubling COVID-19 numbers.
He admitted that it is not a situation where all of the variables under control but added that the measures in place will bring the situation under control and rapidly end the curve.