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JA tightens covid restrictions

Regional 17 Aug, 2021 Follow News

Jamaica’s citizens must adhere to new curfew rules

Jamaica has imposed tighter COVID-19 restrictions due to the rapid surge in case numbers and hospitalisations since June 1, said Prime Minister Andrew Holness last week. The new restrictions are in effect until Aug. 31.

Curfew hours now last longer and there are fewer hours for being on the beach. Nightclubs are closed; gyms, restaurants, zoos and bars must operate at 50 percent capacity with social distancing enforced. Weddings are limited to 50 attendees; public events can have no more than 30 in attendance.

Masks must be worn at all times; social distancing will be enforced. Holness warned that if the case numbers do not drop, "no movement at all during the day is possible".

Tourists are required to stay in the "Resilient Corridors" designated for tourism purposes along the north and south coasts and must remain at their hotel or resort. However, they may leave the hotel to visit any tourist attraction that is certified.

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