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Georgia schools quarantine 800 students

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — A Georgia school district has quarantined more than 800 students because of possible exposure to the coronavirus since it resumed in-person teaching last week. Read More

Worldwide COVID-19 cases double in six weeks
AP — It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.... Read More

Florida reports 5,800 virus cases, 276 deaths
MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Florida is reporting 276 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising total confirmed deaths in the state to 8,685.The state's health department reported about 5,800 cases on Tuesday.... Read More

OPM building closed for deep cleaning after suspected COVID-19 case
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has suspended operations at one of the buildings on the property due to a suspected case of coronavirus (COVID-19).... Read More

Jamaica 'cannot cope with large surge in COVID-19 cases', warns MAJ

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) is urging Jamaicans at home, returning residents and all visitors to the country to follow the COVID-19 protocols outlined by the Government, stating that the country's healthcare system “cannot cope with a large surge in... Read More

No COVID-19 care during weekly parties at Spanish Bridge in St Mary

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Despite warnings from the Government that strong action will now be taken for breaches of COVID-19 protocols, scores of people partying at the famous Spanish Bridge attraction, in the White River valley of St Mary each week are doing so while ignoring all the... Read More

CPL players, staff residing in T&T cleared after negative COVID-19 tests

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) says its players and staff residing in Trinidad and Tobago have all tested negative for COVID-19 and will join the tournament bubble at the official hotel over the coming days.  Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 20.1 million, while 736,828 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 12 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in recent weeks... Read More

Russia approves coronavirus vaccine

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus and that one of his daughters has been inoculated. Read More

Digicel closes office after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Digicel says its Ocean Boulevard building in Kingston will be closed today for deep cleaning and sanitisation of all physical spaces over the next 24 hours after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

Playing Russian roulette with COVID-19

Glenn Tucker | Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

It took 99 days for the United States to record its first million COVID-19 cases. It took 48 days to record its second million. It took 23 days to record its third million, and just 16 days to pass four million. Do I see five million? Read More


BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

AMID concern over an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, private sector groups say a lockdown of the economy is unnecessary at this time, but urged the State to get tough with those who breach safety protocols. Read More

St Kitts imposes EC$500 fine for not wearing mask in public

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — The St Kitts and Nevis authorities have imposed an EC$500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) fine on individuals who fail to wear a mask in public as efforts continue to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read More

Cold water poured on hopes German football fans can return next season

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Bundesliga clubs had their hopes dampened yesterday for a partial return of football fans in stadiums when the new league season kicks off in Germany on September 18. Read More

Relief for Atletico as negative tests give green light for Leipzig quarter-final

Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

MADRID Spain (AFP) — Atletico Madrid breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after further novel coronavirus tests on their players and staff turned up negative, allowing the team to travel to Portugal today for their Champions League quarter-final against... Read More


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