Jamaica: Curfew timings extended in Granville, St James till October 2

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Jamaica: Jamaican government extended the timings of the curfew that was imposed in the sections of Granville, St James. The curfew will remain ‘in effect’ until 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 2, 2021. 

Following are the boundaries of the curfew are – 

  • North – Along Gordon Crescent, approximately 180 metres from Granville Drive to Back Street,
  • East – Continuing along Gordon Crescent approximately 150 metres from Back Street to the footpath vicinity of the playing field at Gutt Bottom,
  • South – Along the footpath vicinity, the playing field at Gutt Bottom approximately 170 metres from the eastern boundary to Granville Drive,
  • West – Along Granville Drive (approximately 160 metres from the southern boundary to Gordon Crescent). 

The police officials have warned that during the hours of the curfew, all individuals within the boundaries of the curfew are ordered to remain within their premises unless otherwise authorised in writing by the ground commander. 

In addition, the island country has reported a total of 251 cases on September 30 2021, taking the total toll of confirmed COVID-19 infections to 83,737. On the other hand, a total of 1,869 people lost their lives to the deadliest coronavirus. 

As per to the vaccination, as of September 28 2021, there are a total of 528,907 that id around 17.9 per cent of the total population who have received their first shot of the vaccine, while a total of 253,566 individuals have received their second dose of the coronavirus that is around 8.6 per cent of the total Jamaican population.  

The Prime Minister of Jamaica – Andrew Holness, and the Health Minister has requested the citizens to take their shots of the COVID-19 vaccine and abide by the COVID-19 health protocols.  

The Caribbean is one of the most affected region by the COVID-19 outbreak. Jamaica has also been hard hit by the dangerous mutant.