WATCH: Jamaicans agree with lifting of DRMA restrictions | Loop Jamaica

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Jamaicans generally agree with the withdrawal of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) which allowed the Government an elevated authority to impose measures to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a vox pop on the streets of Half-Way Tree and Constant Spring Road in St Andrew on Friday, most of those quizzed expressed the belief that the DRMA had come to the end of its effectiveness, with the island’s COVID-19 indicators dropping drastically in the last few weeks.

They said that Prime Minister Andrew Holness did the right thing when he announced in the House of Representatives last Thursday, that the use of the DRMA was going to end the following day, signally relief after two years of restrictions and attendant protocols.

Both some of those who agreed with the lifting of the DRMA, and the few who were not in agreement, warned about complacency, seeing that the virus is still around and has not yet been eliminated.

Some expressed the belief that carefree attitudes, as well as the general affectionate nature of Jamaicans, might result in a return of the DRMA, as the virus will likely get a new life and again start to spread rapidly on the island.

Watch as a Loop News team of reporter Job Nelson and videographer Marlon Reid took to the streets to find out what Jamaicans think of the ending of the restrictions under the DRMA.