First batch of Jamaican ship workers cleared for home quarantine

Jamaican ship workers from the first batch of 200, who disembarked the Caribbean Cruiseline's "Adventure of the Seas" on Thursday, have been cleared for home quarantine and will be reunited with their families today and  will be monitored via the jamcovid mobile app.

Five of  the Jamaicans, who arrived in Falmouth, Trelawny on Monday, have tested positive for the coronavirus and will be placed in isolation at a government facility.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dunstan Bryan says those from the second batch, once cleared, will be sent home tomorrow.

However, he reiterated that the ship workers must demonstrate responsible behavior during home quarantine:

Meanwhile , 10 positive coronavirus cases were reported yesterday, bringing the country's total to 544.

To date, 191 people have recovered.

Meanwhile,  Bryan says the the disembarkation of Jamaicans from the "Adventure of Seas" should resume tomorrow.

Four hundred workers left the ship on Thursday and Friday.

They were processed, including being swabbed for Covid-19 and taken to the Bahia Principe Hotel in St Ann to await their results.

Bryan says State authorities will have no further interaction with the workers on board, until the disembarkation resumes.


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