Dr. Peter Figueroa
Dr. Peter Figueroa, Professor of Public Health at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is warning that Jamaica will face another wave of the coronavirus in coming weeks.
The Ministry of Health last week reported a slowdown in cases of the respiratory illness.
However, speaking with Radio Jamaica News, Dr. Figueroa said the situation remains unstable.
"Now, even if it has peaked, we would expect there to continue to be significant cases and therefore we do expect to see further deaths. If this wave or surge eases, then hopefully it will ease for a time. But it does not mean that COVID has gone away. We expect in the coming week another wave to begin, just as we're seeing in Europe a significant increase in cases after having some reduction in cases. So it seems as if the COVID pandemic comes in waves, so it circles, it ebbs and it flows," he asserted.
Jamaica initially began seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases after the Emancipation and Independence Day celebrations in August.