Advisory now in effect for persons travelling between Jamaica and China in light of Corona virus

by January 28th, 2020

A travel advisory is now in effect for persons travelling between Jamaica and China.

This is part of efforts to ensure that the deadly Coronavirus does not reach the island.

In giving an update on the situation in Parliament this afternoon, (January 28) Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton said a meeting was held this morning with the Foreign Affairs Minister and the Chinese Ambassador.

Dr. Tufton said for relatives who are concerned about family members in china, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has put measures in place to handle emergent needs.

The Health Minister again sought to assure the country that all relevant steps have been taken to monitor travellers and to respond to any report of the Coronavirus.