The spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Jamaica prompted the government to adopt new restrictive measures that went into force recently. 


Prime Minister Andrew Holness had announced changes to the containment measures as the country deals with community spread of COVID-19, the Jamaica Observer newspaper reports.


These measures include:


  • There will be an 8:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew starting tomorrow, until September 23.
  • Public gatherings have been reduced from 20 people to 15.
  • People 70 years and older are required to stay home, but will be allowed to leave once each day for the necessities of life.
  • There will be one person less than the maximum allowed in the license for taxis, while passengers are required to wear masks while in the vehicles.
  • The prohibition on funerals and parties continues. Burials are allowed with 15 people, including no more than 10 mourners.
  • Normal church services are allowed for institutions which follow the protocols. There should be no more than 15 people gathered in the church yard.
  • All businesses should facilitate workers to work from home if they are able to.