Opposition urges PM Holness to immediately act on his intention to re-impose mask mandate

by May 24th, 2022

With Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases now surpassing four hundred new infections daily, Opposition Spokesman on Health, Dr Morais Guy is urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to act immediately on his intention to re-impose the mask mandate.


On Friday, the Prime Minister said the mask mandate would be re-instated in short order.


The Prime Minister’s statement followed confirmation that the country is experiencing a fifth wave of COVID-19 infections.


Speaking in an interview with IRIE F-M NEWS, Dr Guy said the mandate should have already been re-instated.


Dr Guy said COVID-19 cases will continue to increase for several days after the mandate is re-imposed.

Meanwhile, the Opposition Spokesman said the mandate alone is not enough to tackle the latest surge.


He re-iterated that increased testing is also necessary.



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