Jamaican with ‘elevated temperature’ in isolation

A Jamaican who has been quarantined at a government facility since returning to the island from China was yesterday put in isolation, the first such development in Jamaica since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said the individual was put in isolation yesterday morning after their temperature became elevated.

“This is the first time that we have detected symptoms in any patient or person who is being monitored, and have had to move a patient or individual from quarantine to isolation. Samples have been taken and will be processed by the National Influenza Centre and sent overseas for testing.

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