Authorities in Hanover have found five people in the parish who had reportedly fled from St Catherine.

The parish of St Catherine has been under lockdown since Wednesday after becoming the epicentre of positive coronavirus cases in the country.

The five were reportedly found across the parish, to include the communities of Lucea, Sandy Bay and Rock Spring.

Medical Officer of Health for Hanover, Dr Kaushal Singh says the five have been placed under home quarantine.

Dr Singh is asking persons in the parish to practice proper hygiene, social distancing and to avoid traveling.

Yesterday, the Hanover Health Department sought the assistance of the police in carrying out a search across the parish to identify and investigate reports of persons fleeing from Portmore, St Catherine to Hanover.

Dr Singh says the search continues as more calls are coming in from residents in communities who’re giving information.

He says the teams were sent out this morning in the field.

The Medical Officer is asking persons with information to call the Hanover Health Department at 876-956-9873. The parish of Hanover is only parish with no confirmed cases.