PM to Address Record COVID Spike

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is to speak to the most recent issues arising from a sudden spike in positive COVID-19 cases.
The prime minister will deal with issues arising from new protocols being added to the Disaster Risk Management Act, which is the main legal authority for the current efforts to restrict the spread and negative effects of the pandemic, including the proposals to resume sport activities and, possibly, reopen the entertainment industry.
However, since Friday, when the sport proposals were made public by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, attention has been drawn to the sudden spike in the number of positive test results, albeit primarily due to the increase in the number of persons being tested daily to 2,000.
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, acknowledged this morning that the over 400 positives which were detected from Monday’s results, had pushed the positivity rate up to 20 per cent.