Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is concerned about the rising number of COVID-19 cases for the last few days.

Speaking yesterday at the official opening of new Cannon Ball Gate of the JDF and the South Camp Road Improvement project, Mr. Holness says the government is observing a trend in rising COVID-19 cases.

He added that the government warned the country of a possible increase in the number of coronavirus cases:

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

He says the Health Ministry is working assiduously to stop the numbers from trending upwards.

In the meantime, Chairman of the Resilient corridor, businessman John Biles says he’s confident that an apparent spike in COVID-19 cases occurred within the corridors.

On Sunday, the Health and Wellness Ministry reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single day report in weeks.

And then on Monday Jamaica recorded 19 more new cases, most of which were imported.

Mr Biles is also Executive Director of Chukka Cove Caribbean and a member of the JHTA.

John Biles, Chairman of the resilient corridor.

And President of the JHTA, Omar Robinson, says all tourists and Jamaicans travelling here should be pre-tested for the virus.

Omar Robinson, President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.

They were addressing a media conference Tuesday.