Collette Roberts Risden
The Ministry of Labour has said all Jamaican hospitality workers who left for the United States as part of the overseas employment programme have now returned to the island.
Collette Roberts Risden, Permanent Secretary in the Labour Ministry, said the approximately 550 workers, who returned between last Saturday and this Tuesday, did not have symptoms of the coronavirus. However, they were asked to self-quarantine at home.
Mrs Roberts Risden said the Jamaican hotel workers who are stranded overseas due to the closure of Jamaica's air and sea ports were not part of the government sponsored programme.
On Thursday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said arrangements were made to accommodate these individuals.
Mrs Robers Risden said they have taken up employment overseas in their private capacity.