Covid-19 Jamaica Today


I admit, I’m luckier than most people.   I don’t mind my own company.  Since I was a child, if I wasn’t outside riding my bike, skating,  playing ball,  I was inside,  alone in my room, reading.

When  computers arrived, they replaced books.

Last year, if I wasn’t out, I’d be locked in my room, on my computer.   Being alone, for me is pretty normal and not lonely.

I know people who can’t stand their own company.  In fact, being alone puts them into a near panic.

So they are surely worse off than me.  And many countries are worse off than Jamaica.

There are now 21 confirmed cases and 1 death.


We’ve tried to lock down the country, prevent crowds so as a nation we aren’t doing too bad.   Although no one likes lining up to get into a supermarket.

They announced all those 75 years and older are to stay inside.   I know few are going to listen as they need to get to the pharmacy and supermarket.

The toilet paper frenzy has eased a bit, people are buying one or two rolls.

Of course there are those who are wrapped up, masked and shouting that they are next in line although they are like ten feet from the person in front of them.

So far, no one sneezes or coughs in public in fear of lynching.  

Speaking of that;  I don’t see any Chinese in public


There are a lot of Chinese in Jamaica;  I don’t mean the locals whose  ancestors came nearly 100 years ago and are Jamaican; I mean people direct from China who are doing this Belt and Road thing.

Use to be crowds of them would be in the plaza all the time.  Now, not one.

The BBC is usually all corona virus all the time.  Our T.V. is about 90% Covid-19, a few murders getting a minute mention on the news and a few programs airing.

It is just like a zombie apocalypse.


What do you think?


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  1. Stay safe. And staying home is a good thing for me as well. Many more cases and deaths in the US. No tons lockdown just yet but we are told it is best to stay home if you can. So I am. The tv is bombarded with the virus coverage 24/7. Understandable but I turn it off after a few minutes every day.

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