Dr Christopher Tufton, a Minister of Health and Wellness, urged that Jamaicans need to be more cautious against the COVID-19 pandemic, as the fourth wave of the deadly virus can hit the country in upcoming days.
On December 30, 2021, while speaking in a handover ceremony for COVID-19 home testing kits at the,Montego Bay Convention Centre, Rose Hall St James and asserted,” We have to be more careful as the situation is giving much assurance. Our vaccination programme against viral illness is running slow than anticipated nationally”.
Dr Tuffton further stated that the level of continuity of the pandemic in our society mostly depends upon the number of available solutions such as vaccination, testing or just information.
While clarifying the vaccination status, he shared that the citizens of Jamaica who have taken their first jab and are partially vaccinated or fully immunised should not be disturbed by those who are not vaccinated and continue to halt the immunisation efforts of the nation.
Dr Tufton maintained,” Our Country is now in that phase, where we have to come to terms with the need to ensure those who are taking time to get immunised, somehow at a disadvantage and most vulnerable to the deadly virus.”
He also asserted that people who are vaccinated and invite unvaccinated people at their homes, workspaces and otherwise have to follow the protocol and requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic strictly as we are taking the virus and threat posed by it for granted.
So in last, he again urged all well-thinking Jamaicans to get immunised against the COVID-19 pandemic so that the country can become able to combat the viral infection.
Further, a total of 769 individuals have infected with the COVID-19 on Monday, January 3, 2022. On the other hand, one person has succumbed to the virus on the date.
With the emergence of new cases, the toll of confirmed cases of the deadly virus stands at 95,946, whereas 2,477 people have succumbed to the virus.