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PM addresses chik-V, Ebola concerns in Heroes' Day message

Published:Monday | October 20, 2014 | 9:31 AM
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. - File

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has used her Heroes' Day message to address concerns about the outbreak of the chikungunya virus and Government's preparedness to tackle the Ebola virus.

She says while the Government continues to manage and monitor the chik-V outbreak, citizens must also take personal responsibility for their surroundings if the country is to overcome the debilitating disease.

Concerning the Government's preparedness to tackle the Ebola virus, Prime Minister Simpson Miller says her administration has been putting the systems in place and doing all it can to ensure the disease does not enter the country.

She says the Government will be keeping the country informed of the steps being taken to protect the nation's borders.

However, Simpson Miller says as the country tackles the health challenges and concerns, the government will continue to safeguard the economy and create the environment necessary for growth.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller urged Jamaicans to use the Heroes' Day celebration to reflect on and recapture the fighting spirit of the nation's heroes and heroine and work together to develop Jamaica.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness has similarly urged Jamaicans to borrow from the spirit of the nation's heroes and to lead change in their own spheres.

He encouraged citizens to challenge the status quo in order to improve the country's social and economic conditions.


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