RESIDENTS of Dover and Enfield — two of the St Mary communities recently placed under lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) — expressed joy at yesterday's end of the two-week quarantine.
Dover, Enfield and Annotto Bay were placed under lockdown after 16 people from those sections of St Mary tested positive for COVID-19.
Lois Mendez-Ballentine, of Enfield, said yesterday was the first time she had left her house since the quarantine was imposed.
Yesterday, two boys — grade nine students of the Annotto Bay High School — who were seen going fishing when the newspaper was on a tour of Enfield, said they missed school, which has been closed since the first COVID-19 case was announced in March.
Another Enfield resident, Donald Farknott, who was seen pushing a wheel barrow containing two jugs for water from the spring, said he was happy to have had the soldiers around as the place was quiet and people felt safe.