Top politician in Jamaica, Julian Robinson, contracts COVID-19
People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson has contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19).
He made the announcement in a news release Friday morning.
Robinson said he took a COVID-19 test out of an abundance of caution "after briefly experiencing some signs of tiredness".
He said he was first informed by health authorities that his results were negative, but the Ministry of Health later advised him that the earlier information provided was incorrect.
"In those circumstances, I decided to do another test and the results have come back positive," Robinson said.
"Since experiencing symptoms, I have avoided contact with the party’s campaign leadership and stopped direct campaign activities in my constituency," he continued, noting that he was now in self isolation at home in accordance with Ministry of Health protocols.
Robinson, who said he is currently "physically fine and feeling ok", stated that he will not take part physically in the rest of the general election campaign and will instead work and monitor developments remotely from home.
He's the latest high profile Jamaican personality to have contracted COVID-19, following the likes of Usain Bolt, Chris Dehring and Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary.