Public health experts believe local sports can resume

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Karen Madden

At least two of the islands foremost authorities on public health have thrown their support behind the resumption of sports. This even as the country looks to a full resumption of sports under strict COVID-19 protocols.

The shutdown of sports since the country recorded its first case of COVID-19 in March last year has been a source of concern for not only athletes but administrators and fans.

Speaking on Radio Jamaica's beyond the headlines on Tuesday, Professor of Public Health at the University of the West Indies Peter Figueroa threw his support behind the resumption of sports with proper protocols.

His position was shared by Associate Professor in UTech's School of Public Health Dr Alverston Bailey. Last Friday Sports Minister Olivia "Babsy" Grange announced that live sporting events can resume as long as administrators and organizers submit applications for the hosting of their events on a case by case basis.

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