Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton today called an emergency press conference following the circulation of news on social media about a suspected case of coronavirus on the island. The situation led to some panic in Jamaica.

Dr. Tufton said the Government will do whatever is necessary to
ensure that citizens are safe, adding that contrary to what is being
reported, Jamaica does not have a case of the Coronavirus.

However, he said all medical practitioners will remain proactive to ensure
that citizens remain safe and educated about the virus. Dr. Tufton noted that tests are still being done on the patient who recently
returned from China.