The Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness in an emergency meeting on Friday (August 21) announced new curfew measures.
The new curfew measures come as Jamaica recorded 98 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
The new curfew measures which come into effect on Saturday means that Jamaicans in four parishes will have to be at home between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
The curfew measures will be in effect until the day prior to the general election on September 3.
Holness also announced changes to religious activity, with churches prohibited from holding funerals,
conventions and other civic activities.
“They will of course be able to hold regular worship services. Burials will continue, but with strict observation and enforcement of the 15 person rule and the 15 includes the funeral officials and the persons preparing the gravesite,” said Holness.
Holness further said that the minister of local government would also be looking at beaches and water parks and other attractions within the four named parishes to see if those entities would need to be closed.