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Prime Minister Andrew Holness to announce decision on no-movement days today

 
 
The country will hear today (Wednesday) whether the no-movement days will be extended.
 
Weekly three-day lockdowns have been in place since the middle of  August following a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalisations.
 
The measure expired at 5 o'clock this morning.
 
Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton revealed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Andrew Holness will announce Cabinet's decision on the matter when he addresses Parliament.
 
The RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll released on Monday showed that a majority of  Jamaicans support the no-movement days, with 54 per cent of  people backing the measure as a good idea. 
 
Thirty-five per cent of respondents were not in favour of  the lockdowns, citing concerns about the impact they would have on businesses as well as public and personal life. 
 
The Medical Association of  Jamaica (MAJ) has already come out in favor of extending the no-movement days.
 
MAJ President Dr Andrew Manning believes the COVID-19 positivity rate is still too high for the restrictive measures to be eased.
 
 
 
                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                   
 
 
 
 
 


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