The Medical Officer of Health for Hanover, Dr Kaushal Singh’s refuting a story in the print media on Thursday.
The story suggested there were three cases of the novel coronavirus in the parish.
The article entitled “Hanoverians taking COVID-19 protocol seriously”, claimed, the health official made a statement on three reported cases of the coronavirus.
But, Dr Singh told Nationwide News the story is “absolutely wrong”.
He says there’s no confirmed coronavirus case in the parish.
A visibly upset Mayor Sheridan Samuels, told Nationwide News that the article’s left the parish in turmoil, and health officials distressed.
The Mayor’s calling for a retraction of the story.
Sheridan Samuels, Mayor of Lucea speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.
On March 18, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie announced that there were three people under observation in Hanover.
Dr Bisasor McKenzie was speaking at a press conference at Jamaica House.