The Ministry of Health has announced that health centres across the island, with the exception of the Flanker Health Centre, have been reopened following the passage of Hurricane Matthew.

The Flanker Health Centre in Montego Bay, St James, was closed today due to gun violence, which forced operations to be halted.

The other health centres were closed on Monday as a safety precaution due to the impending hurricane.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Health has scaled down its National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) activities based on the discontinuation of the tropical storm warning for Jamaica.

The MOH NEOC will discontinue its 24-hour operation.

Reports will now be received twice daily from the four Regional Health Authorities, 13 parish health departments and 24 hospitals.

The ministry said to date there have been no reports of deaths or injuries related to the passage of Hurricane Matthew.

As of 10:00 am today, the Meteorological Service discontinued the tropical storm warning for Jamaica. As such, the island is no longer at threat of tropical storm-force winds as Hurricane Matthew continues to move away and weather conditions improve

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