Jamaica extends COVID-19 restrictive protocols until May 4

The current protocols in Jamaica  under the Disaster Risk Management Act until May 4 by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. The Jamaica Observer reports that Holness said there is to be no face-to-face instructions in all primary and secondary schools until May 4, including students who are sitting exit examinations. He noted, however, that exams to be held before May 4 are permitted at physical locations. 

The prime minister updated the protocols during the Sitting of the House of Representatives today. 

He said the maximum number of people in church has been increased from 12 to 30 people, effective April 14. He said, however, that given the new weekend curfew hours, services should be held outside of curfew hours, with no special grant being given by the police to individuals travelling within the curfew to conduct a service. 

Holness also said that existing work-from-home protocols in the public sector will continue until May 4 .

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