JAMAICA MAY introduce travel restrictions on the UK, the country’s prime minister has announced.
Speaking yesterday, Andrew Holness said that the possibility was being reviewed.
“With two imported cases from the United Kingdom, we are reviewing the possibility of imposing travel restrictions on the UK,” he tweeted.
In a separate statement during a press conference at Jamaica House, Holness said: “The government is actively reviewing the extent of travel restrictions relating to the UK and, in short order, we should be saying some more on that.”
Jamaica confirmed its second case of COVID-19 yesterday.
The patient, a US embassy employee, had returned to Jamaica from the UK.
On Wednesday, Jamaica confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
The patient, a Jamaican woman, had travelled to the Caribbean island from the UK.
She arrived in the country on March 4 and has been in isolation since March 9.
More to follow…