Voters go to polls in Jamaica amid surge in Covid-19 cases.

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Jamaicans go to the polls on today to elect a new parliament as the country grapples with a surge in coronavirus infections. Prime Minister Andrew Holness called for the early vote last month in what analysts saw as a bid to capitalise on people’s satisfaction with his economic agenda and early response to the virus. But he has faced criticism amid a rise in cases as restrictions are lifted. Face masks and temperature checks will be mandatory in polling stations.

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