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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that 40 Involuntarily Returned Migrants (IRMs) are among 220 Jamaicans scheduled to arrive in the island from the United States by air within a week.

He made the announcement at a digital press conference on Tuesday (May 26) from the Office of the Prime Minister Media Centre in Kingston.

The first batch of 46 IRMs arrived in the island on April 21.

In keeping with the Jamaican Constitution and the Jamaica Nationality Act, Jamaica is duty-bound to accept IRMs.

The IRMs, upon arrival, will be quarantined for two weeks in a secure Government facility, where they will be processed by the relevant authorities.

While under quarantine, the IRMs will be screened twice daily by medical officers assigned by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

At the end of the quarantine period, IRMs who are cleared by health officials will be released to family members.

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