Nightly curfew, COVID containment measures extended to October 7

September 22, 2020

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has announced an extension of the islandwide curfew, aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 will continue until October 7.

The measure will continue to run from 8:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m.

In making the announcement, Holness appealed to Jamaicans to continue to follow the health protocols already set in place.

COVID-19 containment measures already in place were also extended, these include:

- Public gathering limit remains at 15

- Persons 70 and over should stay at home except for essential purposes 

- Funerals remain prohibited, with burials limited to 15 persons,  five members of clergy and including 10 mourners

- Church services are to continue under set protocols, no congregating allowed in church yards

- Taxis should carry one fewer passenger than licenced to 

- Business are encouraged to continue to implement work from home measures where possible.

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