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COVID containment measures further extended

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 3:41 PM
Holness: "We are moving forward with our economy. Wi not locking it down again." - Kenyon Hemans photo.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon told Parliament that all COVID-19 containment measures will be further extended until February 11.

Among other things, the daily curfew will continue to run from 10 p.m to 5 a.m.

Holness stated that the Government will continue to monitor the COVID-19 infection rate to determine if there could be any adjustments soon.

"We are moving forward with our economy. Wi not locking it down again. What has to be the case is that if we are going to come out of this pandemic, every Jamaican must act responsibly," he said.

Meanwhile, Holness told Parliament that genome sequencing tests have confirmed that the omicron variant of COVID-19 is in Jamaica.

Of 43 samples tested, 40 were confirmed to be the omicron variant.

The samples were collected from December 21 to 24, 2021.

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