Opposition Spokesman on Health says, new COVID restrictions will not address issues at hand, only serve as long-term solution

by March 22nd, 2021

Opposition Spokesperson on Health and Wellness, Dr. Morais Guy has expressed concern over the effectiveness of the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Prime Minister, last evening.

 

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Andrew Holness implemented lock-downs over the next three weekends.  The new measures will be in effect until April 13.

 

For the most part, the nightly curfews will continue from 8 pm to five the next morning except for the weekends, and especially the long Easter weekend.

 

Businesses are asked to allow their staff to work until 12 PM on Holy Thursday and the 2 Fridays, to carry out their shopping and commuting prior to the nightly curfew and ahead of the earlier curfew and lockdown on the weekends.

 

From Tuesday, March 23 to Friday, March 26 the curfew will continue at 8 pm

 

Speaking with IRIE FM news, Dr. Guy notes that the newly announced restrictions will not be as effective for the immediate issues at hand and will only serve as a long-term solution.

 

He also maintains that point of care testing at every hospital or health facility should be used as a screening tool for COVID-19.

 

 

He has also expressed concern that the Prime Minister did not place any restrictions on public buses.