JAMAICA: Office of the Prime Minister building closed to allow for cleaning after suspected COVID-19 case


The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has moved to temporarily suspend operations at one of its buildings on the property due to a suspected coronavirus case.

According to the OPM, the building in question, houses limited clerical office operations at the OPM and is not heavily trafficked or frequented by staff or visitors.

Permanent Secretary in the OPM said that the building in question would be closed for deep cleaning activities.

“While there is no confirmed case, we are taking every precaution at this time. A member of staff has been advised by doctors to stay home after displaying flu-like symptoms over the weekend,” said Sewell.

The employee did not turn up for work on Monday and has been responsible, by reporting the matter to the Director in charge of the division. As a precautionary measure, I made contact with the Ministry of Health and Wellness and we were advised to close the building for 24 hours and facilitate deep cleaning,” added Sewell.