St. Andrade Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer of the May Pen Hospital
Service was disrupted at the Accident and Emergency Unit at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon on Friday after a patient turned up at the facility exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus.
The patient later tested positive for the high contagious illness.
St. Andrade Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer of the May Pen Hospital, said the patient is in isolation.
Mr. Sinclair said the Accident and Emergency Unit was cordoned off and is being sanitised.
"So everything is back to normal and we're progressing as usual. So you don't have to be afraid to come to the hospital or anything," he sought to assure.
Mr. Sinclair said operations should resume at the Accident and Emergency Unit within 24 hours.
"...You going have to make sure that whoever the patient was in contact with when you realise that the patient is positive, you contact trace them and do all of the necessaries so that you prevent any further infection. And that's all we have to do. We have to isolate the entire area and cordon it off so that nobody is further infected and that's what we did. So of course, that going disrupt service a little bit, but just temporarily," he said.