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McKenzie mulls changes to opening of beaches

Monday, June 29, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie could announce changes to the opening of beaches and rivers when he addresses Parliament on Wednesday.

The minister said as much in a brief address at the Office of the Prime Minister a short while ago.

The changes, he said, are to address what he described as indiscipline among beach and river-goers in general who ignore the COVID-19 health protocols of physical distancing and mask wearing.

"Tonight I want to make a final appeal (to observe the rules) so that on Wednesday when I address the matter fulsome in the parliament i will be in a better mood... to advise of the steps that will be taken," said McKenzie.