MONTEGO BAY, St James — A team from the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) were up to last evening conducting house-to-house surveillance in the Bond Lane section of Norwood, St James, in the wake of confirmation of novel coronavirus cases in the community.
“The index case has been isolated in a government facility and so far 13 close contacts were tested, which resulted in seven positives, two negatives, and four samples are pending,” a release from the WRHA said yesterday.
Member of Parliament for St James North Western Dr Horace Chang visited the community yesterday afternoon as health professionals carried out their work in that section of his constituency.
“ It's unfortunate, because we don't need to be extreme and Government is committed to a policy of opening up our borders, but those who are coming home, our Jamaicans going into the communities, must accept that they must stay home until they are sure they are negative.
“Residents with [flu-like] symptoms and those who the health team deem were at high risk, will be tested for COVID-19 and quarantine orders served,” the WHRA stated.