The female patient has been in isolation since Monday after showing respiratory symptoms.
According to her travel history, she returned to Jamaica from the United Kingdom on March 4. The patient reportedly arrived in Jamaica to attend a funeral.
A public passenger bus operator, Jermaine Harding stated that he and his colleagues are all at risk of contracting the virus because of their daily interactions with passengers.
"There are no uproars yet because the reality nuh sinks in yet. I have sanitizers in the bus from a long time so I am going to stock up on masks because this is something serious.
Right now, mi woulda tell the Government to just stop the flights them from coming in and no bother to accept no goods from overseas. Let us live off what we have if an even for three months," he said.
Another bus operator, Leroy Lobban, who plies the Portland to Kingston route, says he is fearful that the virus will cause an increase in the crime rate.
"Right now this virus going to cause warfare because a man can't even draw up his nose beside a man anymore because him might get a box over," he said. "Mi siddung and a say a we first a go catch it cuz a we a carry people a day time.
We need gloves fi when we collect the money. Mi a wonder if when mi turn on the AC inna di bus if it nuh can pass on if someone in the bus have it," Labbon said.