Mayor calls for sections of St Mary to be placed under lock down

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Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary

Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary wants the Government to quarantine two St Mary communities that recorded a total of six new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Creary expressed his concern that the persons who tested positive were asymptomatic, meaning that do not show any symptoms of the corona virus. He believes that the spread in the parish have already started.

St Mary has 15 of the reported 471 coronavirus cases in Jamaica.

The mayor said that the municipal corporation has employed various means of communicating the importance of social distancing but crowding persisted in town centres and communities.

There have been nine fatalities nationwide and 49 recoveries.