Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton told Nationwide News, that more samples will be sent to linking laboratories on Tuesday, to test for the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Dr. Tufton says adequate protocols are in place at this time to curtail the virus.

Speaking during Nationwide @5 on Monday, Dr. Tufton sought to reassure the public, that the government is aggressively tracking the variant.

Dr. Tufton says Jamaica is still in good standing at this time. He noted that the country’s positivity rate is encouraging.

Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness.