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PM to announce stronger COVID containment measures today

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 10:19 AM
Holness... has warned that the new measures were coming as COVID hospitalisations were exceeding capacity by as much as 15 per cent in some cases.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will today announce stronger new COVID containment measures.

They will include restrictions on certain movements.

READ: Lockdown not off the books, PM warns as COVID worry deepens

The prime minister is to make the announcements at a press conference at 5 o'clock this afternoon.

Holness has warned that the new measures were coming as COVID hospitalisations were exceeding capacity by as much as 15 per cent in some cases.

At the same time, a surge in new infections has continued averaging above 500 daily.

Jamaica now has 18, 426 active COVID cases.

The prime minister last week said his government must act to save lives.

Latest COVID statistics:
Total cases: 35, 338
Active: 18,426
Samples tested: 1,610
Hospitalised: 391
Moderately ill: 43
Critical: 33
Recovered: 191

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