Jamaica: Carnival organisers in ‘execution mode’ amid coronavirus alert

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Jamaica: Carnival organisers in ‘execution mode’ amid coronavirus alert
The Carnival organisers have said they are optimistic that Jamaica will be able to minimise the effects on its people and visitors in the near term.
The Carnival organisers have said they are optimistic that Jamaica will be able to minimise the effects on its people and visitors in the near term.

(JAMAICA GLEANER) – The Carnival organisers have said they are optimistic that Jamaica will be able to minimise the effects on its people and visitors in the near term.

Carnival organisers say they remain in “full execution mode” despite confirmation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica.

However, they say they are continuing consultation with the Government about precautions to be adopted over the next few months and the implications for the entire entertainment and tourism industries.

“Like all global citizens, we are concerned about the impact and are committed to doing our part to minimise the spread of this virus,” said a spokesperson for the organisers in a joint statement by Bacchanal Jamaica, Xaymaca International, and Xodus Carnival.

The organisers also said they were optimistic that Jamaica will be able to minimise the effects on its people and visitors in the near term.

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that public gatherings could be restricted as the authorities move to contain a possible spread of the virus.

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