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Jamaica's COVID19 cases jumps to 105; Prime Minister shuts down St. Catherine

Photo Credit: LoopJamaica

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Jamaica now has 105 confirmed cases of the COVID-19. That's a close to 43% jump in all cases (in one day), the largest so far since our tracking!

This is so as a result of 32 new additions in the last 24 hours to the 73 yesterday.

This was earlier reported by the Prime Minister and his team in a Press Conference at Jamaica House this evening.

The new cases, mainly from St. Catherine and Kingston & St. Andrew, comprises five (5) males and twenty seven (27) females, whose age ranges from 19 to 70 years old.

The majority of these cases, 31 of them, were traced to the Alorica call center in Portmore, St. Catherine.

This follows the revelation that two employees from the call center were diagnosed with the disease over the weekend.

As a result, Prime Minister Andrew Holness ordered an immediate 7-day lockdown of the entire parish of St. Catherine in the first instance, starting 5:00 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15, through to 5:00 AM, Wednesday, April 22nd.

The objective he stressed, is to slow the spread of the virus.

During the lockdown, everyone is expected to stay in their premises, with the exemption of persons in the essential services and those on the exemption list.

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