JDF locks down to contain COVID
KINGSTON – The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on Thursday said that it has implemented the lockdown of all facilities as part of efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19.
According to the JDF, the measure, that came into effect on Wednesday, is geared towards keeping soldiers in a safe and sterile environment in the wake of an increase in cases.
According to the JDF the confinement was imposed as four soldiers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic started in the island.
Of the cases, one has since recovered and the others are currently in isolation receiving treatment.
The JDF sought to reassure the public that it has adequate isolation and treatment facilities to manage its current and any possible increase in cases.
It further says that it has adopted stringent sanitisation measures to help soldiers stay safe. (CMC)