Tuesday 22 September, 2020

UPDATE: Health Ministry says no Coronavirus case in Jamaica

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (second right) addresses journalists at an emergency press conference in Kingston on Tuesday. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (second right) addresses journalists at an emergency press conference in Kingston on Tuesday. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

Despite the rumours, Jamaican health authorities say there is no case of the coronavirus in the island.

Ministry of Health Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement at an emergency press conference on Tuesday amid panic that there was a suspected case of the illness at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

"Out of an abundant of caution, we wanted to make sure that was considered but certainly it does not fit the case definition," Tufton said of the case.

Dr Carl Bruce, Medical Chief of Staff at UHWI, says the patient did not have a fever over 38 degrees or the respiratory symptoms associated with the illness.

More details to come.

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