Public warned against visiting beaches, rivers closed due to COVID breaches
Jamaicans are being warned by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to avoid accessing the beaches and rivers that have been closed by the government due to breaches of the COVID-19 protocols.
The 17 beaches and 19 rivers were closed today.
“We are serious about preserving public health and that is why these 17 beaches and 19 rivers, which reflected glaring and continuous breaches of the COVID-19 protocols, must be closed at this time. We will be monitoring these locations to make sure that they are closed until permission is given for re-opening,” said Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie in a statement today.
“ I am calling for those who will go to other beaches and rivers this weekend and thereafter to stick to the protocols. We want to see increased use of masks, more sanitising and social distancing. We don’t want the venues to be overcrowded. People can have a great time without creating an increased risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19,” he continued.
Kingston and St Andrew
Bob Marley Beach
Cane River Falls
Cane River (Dallas)
Caymanas River/Natures Paradise River
Alligator Pond Beach
Alligator Pond River
Noisy River (Oxford River)
Great Bay Beach
Norman Manley Beach
Half Moon Bay
Ocho Rios Bay Beach/Turtle Beach
Cardiff Hall Beach/Flavours Beach
Little Dunns River
Spanish Bridge River
Blue Hole River (Cascade)
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