Parliament Presentations

National Statement: COVID-19 Delivered by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Minister of Health and Wellness

🕔 March 10, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Other stakeholders. Good afternoon.   Thank you for joining us this afternoon for what is an important development with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Jamaica today confirmed its first imported case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)… Read More



National Statement: COVID-19 Delivered by the Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton

🕔 March 2, 2020

The new Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to more than 60 countries, fueling widespread anxiety, as many consider the implications for public health.    Here in Jamaica we understand that anxiety and wish to reassure the public that we are, even now, enhancing our readiness for the very real possibility of… Read More



Statement of the Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, M.P. Press Briefing: Coronavirus & Dengue Update

🕔 February 5, 2020

CORONAVIRUS The Government of Jamaica remains vigilant in its efforts to protect the population from the novel Coronavirus. Cabinet has instructed that a National Coordinating Mechanism be established and the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be liaising with the various partners to see to its establishment. The restrictions on… Read More



Parliamentary Statement of the Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP. Re: Jamaica’s Readiness for the Coronavirus

🕔 January 29, 2020

Mr. Speaker, I rise to advise this honourable house and the nation on Jamaica’s preparedness for the new Coronavirus.   In December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, China, but the virus did not match any other known viruses. Subsequently,… Read More



Statement of the Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton – Coronavirus Press Briefing

🕔 January 28, 2020

There is no truth to the claim that there is a case of the new Coronavirus at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Dr. Bruce, Medical Chief of Staff at the UHWI, will elaborate. Ladies and gentlemen of the press, a statement will later today be made to Parliament…. Read More