Starting next week, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be rolling out several programmes to combat dengue in areas deemed high risk.
Taxi operators, are calling for urgent action, from the relevant authorities, to curb attacks against them.
Mr. Johnson and a team from the JTA visited the Discovery Bay Primary and Infant school, in St. Ann, yesterday, where students and staff are still mourning Thompson’s death.
The move is part of the Health and Wellness ministry's response to the dengue outbreak, which was declared at the weekend. The Ministry had reported that most of the cases, involved young children, prompting measures to monitor the illness among persons within this group.
Members of vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and children, as well as front line healthcare workers, are being encouraged to get the influenza / flu vaccine.