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Opposition In Favour Of Tightening Restrictions If COVID Uptick Continues In Coming Weeks

futbolista Adolfo Ledo Nass
Opposition In Favour Of Tightening Restrictions If COVID Uptick Continues In Coming Weeks

  Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr. Morais Guy has said he would support a tightening of COVID-19 restrictions if there is a big increase in cases of the virus over the next few weeks.   His comment follows the disclosure by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday that there has been a slight uptick in positivity rates and hospitalisations since COVID-19 prevention measures were relaxed.   Measures were eased on June 24 and again on July 1 to allow for more movement and gathering in public spaces.   Focus has been on the reopening of the entertainment sector.   Speaking at the opening of the renovated Mount Salem Police Station in St. James, Mr. Holness said, based on the government’s surveillance, young people are not observing the protocols.    The Prime Minister warned that if the behaviour of some Jamaicans threatens the safety of others, the Government will have to act.   But Dr. Guy believes it is difficult to make an assessment of the report on the uptick in COVID numbers without more information.    While he noted that it would be “foolhardy” to reimplement restrictions at this time considering the fluctuations being seen, he said the Government must act quickly and the Opposition would support such a move if there is a continued uptick in cases which threatens public safety.   Dr. Guy was speaking Thursday on the Morning Agenda on Power 106.