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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.

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.

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