Some stakeholders in the religious and funeral home sectors, are urging the government to focus more on policing illegal parties.

The stakeholders were reacting to new measures announced by Prime Minister Holness on Sunday, to contain the surge in COVID 19 cases.

The new measures include a prohibition on funerals and burials between March eight and 22 and no physical Church gatherings for the next three weeks.

Reverend Peter Garth is President of the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches, JUGC.

He says pastors are often blamed for excess crowding and indiscipline at funeral services.

Reverend Peter Garth, President of the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches.

Meanwhile, CEO of Brite Light Funeral Services, Tommy Thompson, says funerals are not the only events that attract overcrowding.

Tommy Thompson, CEO of Brite Light Funeral Services.

They were speaking last evening on Nationwide @5.

In the meantime, Mr Thompson is warning against a potential overload of funeral homes with bodies due to the temporary prohibition on burials.

Tommy Thompson, CEO of Brite Light Funeral Services, speaking last evening on Nationwide News.