Wayne Walker reports

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, JHTA, says there are growing concerns among tourism workers about the Covid-19 Delta Variant entering the country.

The President of the JHTA, Clifton Reader, says there are strict measures in place to monitor movement in hotels.

However, he’s urging the public not to panic.

Last week Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said the island’s borders will not be closed at this time, amid fears of the Covid-19 Delta variant entering the country.

The JHTA boss, Clifton Reader, confirmed that tourism workers are uneasy.

Doctors also raised concerns about tourists not adhering to quarantine protocols.

Mr. Reader says his group has put in place strict measures to ensure compliance.

The JHTA President says while the country keeps it’s focus on those visiting the island, an equal level of attention must be given to locals who are breaching Covid-19 protocols.