In an update about the novel corona virus that is quickly spreading, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton today disclosed that thirteen people are currently in quarantine at an undisclosed location, and one person is in isolation at a medical facility.
Dr Tufton provided an update on the situation at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
He said restrictions on travel from China remain in effect, noting that the term “ban” connotes too much of an extreme position, and that “elevated restrictions “ is a more apt term.
Dr Tufton explained that Jamaican nationals coming from China would not be turned back but said they would face “elevated restrictions”.
He stressed that only Jamaican nationals, permanent residents, and those with marriage exemption will be granted landing privileges.
All travellers from China will be subject to immediate quarantine for a minimum of two weeks, he reiterated