ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Health officials have closed the restaurant in Morant Bay in the parish after a 4-year-old died and others got ill after eating there Friday.
“We have closed the facility and we are doing additional investigation to determine what was the true source [of the illness],” Dr D’Oyen Smith, the parish’s medical officer of health, told OBSERVER ONLINE Saturday.
“We have identified most of the persons who were exposed and have put corrective measures in place,” Smith added.
Four-year-old Devonise Garwood fell ill Friday afternoon after having a meal of rice and peas and chicken at the restaurant.
She died around 1:00 pm Friday at the Princess Margaret Hospital while undergoing treatment. Other relatives reportedly fell ill after eating there as well.