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Phillips says PNP all set to assist in national coronavirus fight

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 10:07 AM
People’s National Party President, Dr Peter Phillips - File photo

People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says the party stands ready to be part of the national effort to fight the imminent Coronavirus crisis as set out by the Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

With Jamaica’s major trading partner the United States facing a ten-fold increase in the number of cases over the past ten days, there is an increased likelihood that Jamaica will be significantly impacted, Phillips said in a statement this morning

He said the party will work with the government, the private sector, trade unions and all other stakeholders in the fight against the crisis.

He said the PNP will be available to assist in all areas including health, education and other sectors where assistance in needed to ensure the ultimate protection of the Jamaican people.

He said the opposition shadow cabinet, all Members of Parliament and caretakers have expressed a willingness to lend their specific areas of expertise to the national effort.

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