Prime Minister Andrew Holness is hinting at further easing of the COVID-19 restrictions in the country in the coming days.

The Prime Minister says the government remains aware of the continued impact the restrictions are having on all aspects of Jamaican life.

Prime Minister Holness was addressing a town hall meeting put on by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade as part of it’s Virtual Jamaica Diaspora Sustainability Symposium yesterday.

He says like many Jamaicans he’s eager to see the back of the pandemic, but the country is not out of the woods just yet.

Previously, Entertainment Minister, Olivia Grange, said the that the Prime Minister would make an announcement regarding the partial reopening of the entertainment sector on June 22 in Parliament.

However, Prime Minister Holness says a return to normal will also require more vaccination.

Pointing to other countries where the vaccine take-up rate is 50 percent and higher, Mr. Holness said Jamaica similarly needs more citizens to get vaccinated for the restrictions to be lifted.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister says the Diaspora has great untapped potential to assist the country.

He says it’s the intention of his government to utilise this potential to further grow and develop the country.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

He was addressing a town hall meeting put on by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade as part of it’s Virtual Jamaica Diaspora Sustainability Symposium yesterday.