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Jamaica tightens curfew virus rules

Regional 28 Jul, 2021 Follow News

Jamaican police on curfew watch

Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness his enforcing a new curfew and other Covid containment measures as the government races to slow the third wave of the virus.

Holness said on Monday the government has to act now ahead of the expected Aug. 11 review of the measures. However, he warned that tighter ones will be imposed from next month.

"This is a preliminary step in averting a massive spike that could happen," said Holness. Those measures could, for example, impact travel. Curfews from Monday to Saturday are 8pm-5am, Sundays and Public Holidays it’s 3pm-5am. Places of worship, gyms, dining establishments have reduced capacity limits from 70 percent to 50 percent and for small events capacity is reduced from 60 percent to 50 percent. Beaches and river opening hours are reduced too.

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