Krystal Tomlinson, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) candidate for St Andrew West Rural, says she is experiencing “no symptoms” as she awaits test results for coronavirus (COVID-19).
This following reports, she said in a press release, that “a member of her family has come into contact with someone who is confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus”.
Tomlinson, who took a test earlier today, is now under self-quarantine and will halt all campaign-related activities.
She has also pulled out of tomorrow’s General Election Debates on social issues, where she was set to team up with Peter Bunting and Dayton Campbell against the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Dr Christopher Tufton, Kamina Johnson Smith and Floyd Green.
Bunting, the incumbent member of parliament for Manchester Central has also pulled out of the August 25 debate after coming in contact with Mayor of Mandeville Donovan Mitchell, who tested positive for COVID-19.
The mayor has been in self-quarantine since nomination day and reportedly did not participate in Bunting’s Manchester Central nomination day march.
Mitchell did, however, attend the signing of Bunting’s nomination form at the Electoral Office of Jamaica in Mandeville.
Bunting says he is now in self-quarantine awaiting his COVID-19 test result.
As such, he will not participate in Tuesday’s national political debate or any other campaign activity.
Bunting and Tomlinson have been replaced by Lisa Hanna and Raymond Pryce.