To celebrate the nation’s healthcare workers for their dedicated fight against COVID-19, Jamaica’s ministry of health and wellness staged a virtual tribute concert on Christmas Day.
The concert, titled “Together Apart”, featured tributes from several Jamaican musicians and politicians. They included Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who thanked the front-line health professionals and underscored that they have been key to the process of managing the health challenge.
“I want to personally, on behalf of the government and the people of Jamaica, say a special thank you to everyone in the healthcare system and our frontline workers. You have risen to the occasion during this pandemic and been heroes as you work to keep Jamaicans healthy and safe during COVID-19… Know that we give you our full support,” he said.
Jamaican musicians including Sean Paul, Teejay, Shenseea and Ding Dong also expressed their gratitude for the island’s dedicated frontline workers. The artists urged them to continue to be safe throughout the pandemic, as they care for Jamaicans.
The musical performances included reggae singers Yanah, Courtni Jackson and Carlene Davis, who closed the show.
For his part, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton urged Jamaicans to support the healthcare workers by wearing masks and social distancing even while they celebrate the holidays.