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Tufton: Access to COVID-19 vaccines could get worse

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says the emerging inequities in access to COVID-19 vaccines could potentially get worse, propelled by fears of the virus, coupled with the approval and manufacturing process not keeping pace. Read More

Canada extends international travel ban
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP)— Canada on Wednesday announced a one-month extension of a ban on non-essential international travel into the country, stretching the restrictions until February 21.... Read More

UK virus surge leads to record daily deaths and hospitals like 'war zones'
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— Some British hospitals resemble a "war zone" due to the influx of coronavirus patients in the country's latest wave of the disease, the government's chief scientific adviser said Wednesday.... Read More

COVID concern in St Elizabeth
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica— Health officials here are expressing concern following a sharp rise in corona virus (COVID-19) in St Elizabeth over recent days.... Read More

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

Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 96.1 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over two million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 57.8 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

Jamaica records 68 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica has recorded 68 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.This brings the country's death toll to 331 and the total number of cases to 14,487. Read More

Almost 1,700 Bermuda residents get first COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC)— A total of 1,665 Bermuda residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the week since the government launched its programme on January 11, health officials have confirmed. Read More

EU aims to vaccinate 70% of adults by June

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

Brussels, Belgium (AFP)— The European Union is aiming to inoculate 70 per cent of its adult population against the coronavirus by June, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas told a media conference on Tuesday. Read More

Pandemic lays bare WHO's powerlessness — experts

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how underfunded and powerless the World Health Organization is to carry out the tasks the world expects of it, an independent expert panel said Tuesday. Read More

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

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 95.4 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over two million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 57.8 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

145 new COVID cases, 3 deaths

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica recorded 145 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14,419 and the death toll to 329. Read More

China defends COVID-19 response after criticism by experts

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China defended its handling of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday but said it would "strive to do better" after independent experts criticised the speed of its response to a virus that has now killed more than two million people worldwide. Read More

St Vincent PM declares holidays; rejects lockdown measures again

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Monday again rejected the imposition of curfews, a state of emergency, and outright lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Oxford given £100m for antibiotic resistance research

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Oxford University has received a donation of £100 million (112 million euros, US$136 million) to research growing resistance to antibiotics, the university announced on Tuesday. Read More

COVID spike forces St Ann schools to delay face-to-face classes

Monday, January, 18 2021    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Some schools here in St Ann which were approved for face-to-face classes have delayed their reopening because of the resurgence of the number of coronavirus cases in the parish. Read More



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