Lockdown a last resort in Jamaica: PM

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that lockdown is a last resort. He was quoted by the Jamaica Observer thus: “We can’t continue to do these kinds of restrictive measures for much longer because the ability of businesses to recover, the resilience now is being challenged, and many businesses may not be able to recover if we have to go through a second or a third or a fourth lockdown” 

“So it is absolutely important that the strategy and thrust of the Government shifts from these blanket measures  bringing down the curfew hours, restricting movements and stopping funerals  these are things that we really don’t want to do, and we will eventually shift from them to focus now on enforcement”. 

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