The second batch of deported Jamaicans from the United Kingdom (UK) for the year is due to arrive on a charter flight from London today amid objections to the flight.
Matters concerning the potential spread of the novel coronavirus in transit are a major cause for concern for a number of groups in Jamaica that sought a cancellation.
Dr Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s health and wellness minister, said those who arrive on the charter flight would be tested upon arrival and held until their results are known. They will then be expected to self-quarantine at home for the mandatory14-day period.
About 50 persons with criminal records were being bused to the Stansted International Airport, 42 miles northeast of central London.
Jamaica’s parliamentary Opposition has expressed its displeasure with the deportation and urged the Holness administration not to allow the aircraft landing rights.