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US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in US waters, though not immediately. Read More

Latin America, Caribbean surpass 400,000 COVID deaths
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) — Latin America and the Caribbean, the region with the most cases of COVID-19, surpassed 400,000 deaths from the virus today, according to an AFP tally based on official figures.... Read More

COVID-19 patients infect half of household — US govt study
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — People who develop COVID-19 infect around half of their household members, with adults only slightly more likely than children to spread the virus, a US government study said Friday.... Read More

Millions more face English virus restrictions as cases spiral
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Millions more people in northern England face stricter coronavirus rules next week, officials said Friday, as reports suggested the government is considering a nationwide lockdown.... Read More

US passes nine million reported coronavirus cases

Friday, October, 30 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States passed nine million reported coronavirus cases on Friday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, as infections spike days before the nation chooses its next president. Read More

Caricom leaders describe prevailing environment in the region as 'the perfect storm'

Friday, October, 30 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caricom leaders, acknowledging that the economic prospects for the Caribbean had worsened, said the current environment provides a perfect storm of a public health crisis, an economic crisis and a deepening debt crisis. Read More

UK restricts flu vaccine exports during COVID outbreak

Friday, October, 30 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain on Friday announced it would restrict the exports of flu vaccines as it embarks on a mass vaccination programme to ease pressure on a health system battling the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read More

Jamaica's tourism recovery on the horizon — Bartlett

Friday, October, 30 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The Ministry of Tourism is reporting that discussions have begun regarding the return of cruise ships to the port of Falmouth. Read More

Field hospital in Falmouth to be completed by November 30

Friday, October, 30 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the field hospital being erected on the grounds of the Falmouth Public General Hospital in Trelawny is on track for completion by November 30. Read More

Stricter protocols for St Lucia to curb COVID spread

Friday, October, 30 2020    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia government today announced stricter protocols aimed at addressing the recent upsurge in community spread of COVID-19. Read More

First international, Chinese expert meeting on virus origin — WHO

Friday, October, 30 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that international experts had held their first meeting, albeit virtually, with their Chinese counterparts in order to investigate the animal origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Caribbean countries record new COVID cases

Friday, October, 30 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC)— A 14-year-old female visitor is the latest person to test positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Barbados after she arrived here on a British Airways flight out of London on October 19. Read More

On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

Friday, October, 30 2020    

WASHINGTON (AP) — A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump's bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public warnings from the government's top health officials. Read More

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

Friday, October, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 45.1 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 30.2 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

COVID tally surpasses 9k with 78 new cases; 3 more deaths

Friday, October, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 9,000 after 78 new cases of the virus were recorded over the last 24 hours.According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the number of positive now stands of 9,005 of which 4,237 are active. Read More



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