17,000 could die from COVID-19 warns Jamaican public health expert

Dr Alverston Bailey, Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Technology has sounded the alarm regarding the rapid spread of COVID-19.

Prof Bailey said it is time for a reality check for Jamaicans as he points to the health ministry prediction that about 1.5 million Jamaicans will contract covid-19, adding that the current death rate is of great concern.

In an interview with Radio Jamaica Professor Bailey said that the government must immediately enforce mask wearing to avert a calamity.