Jamaica Observer: Observing Covid-19 - Covid-19 - JamaicaObserver.com


Virus cases up sharply in South Africa, India as inequality stings

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000. Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide has surpassed 12.5 million, while 560,425 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 6.6 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in...... Read More

Caring cops
MEMBERS of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have contributed $2 million to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund.... Read More

UN secretary general wants help for Caribbean in dealing with COVID-19
UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has called on the global community to help address the “unprecedented” impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Latin America and the Caribbean, saying that the region has become a “hot...... Read More

Oxygen runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

Saturday, July, 11 2020    

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp. Read More

Michigan's governor toughens mask requirement

Saturday, July, 11 2020    

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer has toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic, mandating that businesses open to the public deny service or entry to customers who refuse to wear one. Read More

Florida reports 93 virus deaths, 11,433 infected in 1 day

Friday, July, 10 2020    

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Florida reported 93 more deaths from COVID-19 today as the pandemic continues to spread. The state's total confirmed caseload grew by another 11,433 people infected. Read More

TEF to provide 500 COVID-19 protective kits for small properties

Friday, July, 10 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will provide 500 COVID-19 protective kits, valued at more than $15 million, to small tourism properties islandwide. Read More

Two COVID-19 patients recover, no new cases

Friday, July, 10 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health is reporting two new recoveries and no new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.The island's accumulated cases remain at 753 while recoveries now stand at 605. Read More

US welcomes WHO inquiry into virus origins in China

Friday, July, 10 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The US welcomes the World Health Organization's probe into the origins of the novel coronavirus in China, its ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said today. Read More

Brazil surpasses 70,000 coronavirus deaths

Friday, July, 10 2020    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil surpassed 70,000 coronavirus deaths today, the health ministry said, though the number of daily fatalities appears to be stabilizing. Read More

More community health aides coming to support COVID-19 fight in St James — Dr Tufton

Friday, July, 10 2020    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says some 107 additional community health aides are to be employed in St James to assist in the fight against COVID-19. Read More

TPDCo certifies 42 Negril entities COVID-19 compliant

Friday, July, 10 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tourism Product Development Company Limited, (TPDCo) says their team has been on the ground in Negril visiting and assessing tourism entities with a view to certifying them as COVID-19 compliant, so that they may be incorporated into the pool of offerings to... Read More

Hero CPL confirms Trinidad and Tobago as venue for 2020

Friday, July, 10 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago have come to an agreement for the entire 2020 season to be played in the country.The tournament will run from Tuesday, August 18 to Thursday, September 10. Read More

'Major margins of error' with COVID-19 pretesting, says Tufton

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 10 2020    

WITH visitors who have pretested for COVID-19 set to start arriving in the island today, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has advised against expectations that negative results mean all arrivals are in the clear. Read More


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