President of the Medical Association of Jamaica, MAJ, Dr Andrew Manning says there’s need for more planning as Jamaica ramps up it’s coronavirus prevention efforts.

The new strain of the coronavirus has been wreaking havoc in parts of China.

It has already killed 82 people in that country, with almost 3-thousand others confirmed ill.

Dr. Manning also notes a shortage in Intensive Care Unit, ICU, supplies and other medical resources.

Dr Andrew Manning, President of the MAJ.

Meanwhile, Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton says the government is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect the Jamaican people.

Dr Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness.

They were speaking last evening on Nationwide@ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Tyrone Reid.

 Minister Tufton says he’ll be addressing the Parliament today on the coronavirus outbreak overseas.

But, he says there are no reported cases of the virus in Jamaica.

Dr Christopher Tufton, Health and Wellness Minister.