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COVID measures extended, could change for Christmas

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 10:03 PM
Holness: There could be a controlled relaxation of some of the measures for Christmas.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday night further extended the nightly curfews and other COVID containment measures until November 16.

This means the curfew hours will remain at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., daily.

According to the Prime Minister, there could be a controlled relaxation of some of the measures for Christmas.

However, he said it is important that the new COVID numbers remain low.

"After the spike in August and September, our growth in new cases has been slowing down and our recoveries increasing, which has resulted in the number of active cases showing moderate and modest decline," Holness said.

Meanwhile, under the current COVID measures, operators of public passenger vehicles must carry one fewer passenger than stipulated by their licences.

Public transport operators will also be allowed one hour before and one hour after the curfew to get to and from base or home.

No passengers are allowed during this one-hour period before and after the curfew hours.

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