Monday 1 June, 2020

JWN suspends operations after worker's contact with COVID-19 patient

J Wray & Nephew says a contractor at its 234 Spanish Town Road offices in Kingston had been in close contact with the woman who tested positive for the novel coronavirus  (COVID-19), and as a result the company has decided to suspend operations at the facility.

In a news release Wednesday morning, the company said: "The contractor has since been quarantined for testing and monitoring by the Ministry of Health. We are in ongoing dialogue with Government officials to assess and track the situation.”

The suspension of operations will be pending the results of the contractor's test, the company said in the release.

“We will keep our stakeholders and the public updated accordingly. J Wray & Nephew Limited has also activated its 'Smart Working Policy'. As a result, all staff members who are able to work remotely have been asked to do so.”

Added the company: “The public can be assured of J Wray & Nephew's strict adherence to stringent, international manufacturing and quality standards, which means that our products can be consumed safely."

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton announced Tuesday that the Jamaican woman who also holds UK citizenship had tested positive for COVID-19 days after she arrived in the island to attend a funeral. She is now being treated in hospital and contact tracing is now taking place to determine how many people the woman may have come in contact with.

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