LISTEN: Mandatory mask wearing to return — Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking at Jamaica House on Sunday. (Photo: Facebook @AndrewHolnessJM)

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has served warning that mandatory mask wearing will return shortly in the wake of the fifth wave of COVID-19.

"It is going to be a requirement shortly for all our citizens to return to wearing their masks. As you know, we are in the fifth wave and it will be a continuing feature of life going forward that we will for some time be experiencing recurrent bouts of increased infections from this disease," Holness remarked.

"It is called the endemic phase and meaning that the disease is becoming a part of our daily routine."

He was speaking Friday at the handing over ceremony of a house under the New Social Housing Programme in Latium, St James.

The prime minister will also hand over another unit to a beneficiary in Lottery, another community, also in the St James East Central constituency.

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