Monday, 11 May 2020 15:44

Quarantined St. Mary residents urged to cooperate with relief officers

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Member of Parliament for St. Mary South East Dr Norman Dunn is appealing to residents under quarantine to cooperate with relief officers  in an effort to streamline assistance. 

Three communities - namely Enfield, Dover and Annotto Bay - have been under quarantine as health officials try to contain the spread of Covid-19. 

Dr. Dunn's plea comes against the background of an incident involving a member of the team from the Ministry of Labour & Social Security.

“There was a public incident that happened in that area last night where someone in the party of the ministry was ruffled up , there was no need for it. We will ensure that persons access all the things that they need as quickly as possible because our primary responsibility is the health and wellbeing of the citizens in the area.”

He says he's awaiting further investigations into the incident and insists there is no place for persons to hinder the relief workers from conducting their duties. 

Dr. Dunn added that the vast majority of affected residents have been co-operating with the authorities. 

He also said that from a health and security perspective, the measures are going well, while noting that there is need for improvement, as there are some challenges mainly outside the quarantined areas. 

However, according to Dr. Dunn,  a plan has been devised.