PM says mask mandate to return soon

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government plans to reinstitute the mask-wearing mandate as it seeks to fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Jamaica is currently experiencing a fifth wave of the virus.

Holness noted that one of the issues affecting the spread of COVID-19 in Jamaica is the general lack of regard for personal space among the population.

«It is going to be a requirement shortly for all of our citizens to wear their masks. After two years, everyone should know how to behave in order to protect themselves from the virus,» Holness said.

He did not indicate how soon the mandate will come into effect.

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