While Jamaicans wake up to a reality they dreaded, Alorica could have ignored Government’s guidelines to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
As Alorica was shutting down across the world, their local offices in Jamaica were allowed to continue business as usual potentially breaching the social distancing rules to slow the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.
The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness only had one message for Jamaicans.
The warning words from Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Tuesday’s press conference as he updated the country on what his measures would be to flatten the Covid-19 curve in Jamaica. This is also on heels of under 334,000 Jamaicans applying for the Government of Jamaica’s largest stimulus package in history, We Care.
As the Prime Minister walked off stage at Jamaica House, where he speaks to the nation, residents of Portmore had other plans. They were leaving the sunshine city by the hundreds, causing traffic at both exit points heading towards Kingston and other surrounding parishes. While many leaving the city now on lockdown would not have resided in Portmore, it was not the sign of obedience the leader of Jamaica wanted to see by the citizens. The positive cases skyrocketed in a day after the Ministry of Health and Wellness officials have been able to report new positive cases in low single digit numbers, ones and twos. It was now 30 new cases, after more than 49% of those tested at Alorica – a call centre in Portmore – returned 30 plus positive results for the coronavirus which causes Covid-19.
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