Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says if the country gains access to an approved COVID-19 vaccine by the first quarter of 2021, it could be the start of normality.

The Minister was speaking during a virtual media briefing last evening.

This, after Assistant Director at the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, Dr Jarbas (YAHR-bas) Barbosa Da Silva says if all goes well with some 11 vaccines now on trial, one should be ready by March 2021.

Dr Jarbas Barbosa Da Silva, Assistant Director at PAHO/WHO.

Meanwhile, Minister Tufton says until a vaccine is available Jamaicans should continue to adhere to the public health measures.

Dr Christopher Tufton, Health and Wellness Minister.