Sun | Feb 23, 2020

Jamaica suspends outbound mail items to China and Hong Kong

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 3:11 PM
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Effective Monday, the Post and Telecommunications Department will suspend the shipment of all outbound mail items to China and Hong Kong, with the exception of Fast Track service, until further notice in light of the fallout from the novel Coronavirus outbreak.

The government agency says the outbreak has impacted commerce and logistics, noting that international flights to and from China, the epicentre of the virus, and Hong Kong, have been affected.

Several countries have imposed restrictions on travel to and from China.

As a result, the department says it has been left with no choice but to cease accepting mail items destined to China and Hong Kong as airlines have suspended services to those countries.

However, it says customers may still utilise the Fast Track service to export packages worldwide, excepting to Wuhan, China.

The agency says it will continue to monitor the situation closely and as soon as things return to normal it will resume operations in the affected areas.

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