Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued a back-to-work call following Monday’s 5.6 magnitude earthquake, which caused no significant damage, according to preliminary reports.
“Your government is strong. Our public response is strong, and we are a resilient country. So, let’s get back to work, mindful that disasters do happen and we have to prepare,” Holness stated.
“While the investigations continue, we can report that water, transportation, electricity, and telecommunications infrastructure remain almost entirely intact, with brief loss of power in some instances and ongoing work to restore services to any affected communities,” the Jamaica leader wrote on Facebook.
He also urged residents to keep preparedness and safety in mind as they return to work and school.