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A soldier carries out an inspection exercise on a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus at a checkpoint along the Mandela Highway this morning (April 15). Various checkpoints have been erected throughout St. Catherine, following Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness’ announcement yesterday (April 14) of a lockdown of the parish in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The seven-day lockdown is effective from 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. In 24 hours, another 32 persons tested positive for the virus, 31 of whom are employees of Alorica, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company in Portmore. This brought to 105 the confirmed cases in the island.

 

Members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) man a checkpoint along the Mandela Highway this morning (April 15). Various checkpoints have been set up throughout St. Catherine, following Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness’ announcement Tuesday (April 14) of a lockdown of the parish in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The seven-day lockdown is effective from 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. In 24 hours, another 32 persons tested positive for the virus, 31 of whom are employees of Alorica, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company in Portmore. This brought to 105 the number of confirmed cases in the island.

 

A passenger in a vehicle stopped at a checkpoint along Mandela Highway this morning (April 15), shows his identification to a soldier. Various checkpoints have been established throughout St. Catherine, following Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness’ announcement yesterday (April 14) of a lockdown of the parish in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The seven-day lockdown is effective from 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. In 24 hours, another 32 persons tested positive for the virus, 31 of which are employees of Alorica, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company in Portmore. As a result, 105 cases were confirmed in the island.

 

Residents walk back to their places of origin after being removed from public passenger vehicles stopped at a checkpoint along Mandela Highway this morning (April 15), as they failed to meet the requirements for passage. Various checkpoints have been set up throughout St. Catherine, following Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness’ announcement yesterday (April 14) of a lockdown of the parish in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The seven-day lockdown is effective from 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. In 24 hours, another 32 persons tested positive for the virus, 31 of which are employees of Alorica, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company in Portmore. This brought to 105 the number confirmed cases in the island.
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