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Just in: Jamaica confirms second imported case of coronavirus

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 4:00 PM

Jamaica has a second confirmed imported case of the new coronavirus.

This was announced by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton this afternoon in a post on his official Twitter account. 

Tufton disclosed that the patient is a US Embassy employee who returned from the United Kingdom.

A press conference has been called for this afternoon where details are expected to be outlined.

Jamaica yesterday confirmed its first imported case.

Tufton had disclosed that the female patient returned to Jamaica from the UK on March 4 for a funeral. 

READ: Jamaica records first imported coronavirus case, now what?

She then went to a hospital on Monday, March 9 after showing respiratory symptoms.

More details soon.

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