Minister appeals for Jamaicans to obey measures to contain COVID-19 spread

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is calling for all Jamaicans to accept and conform to the Government’s measures to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

He said that the onus is on individuals to do what is necessary in order to protect themselves and their families.

“This is not business as usual… . It cannot be for Government to regulate [only]. You have to buy in… .  After COVID-19, we have to survive as a country so we need to start practising some level of self-discipline,” he said.

The Minister, who was speaking during a town hall on Tuesday (March 31), also appealed to vendors and patrons within the market districts across the island to adhere to the new stipulations, including the proper sanitisation practices.