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Visitors from high-risk US states to pretest before arrival

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

AS of July 1, some visitors from the United States who plan to enter the island on and after July 10 will have to be pretested for COVID-19 for their applications for landing to be considered. Read More

ISSA sets dates for resumption of high school sports

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) today approved plans for the resumption of high school sports competitions by mid-October, subject to approval from the Government. Read More

US fatalities on rise with more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— The United States recorded 1,199 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, as the country's death toll began to climb again, the Johns Hopkins University tally showed Tuesday. Read More

Gov't extends opening hours for markets

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Markets across the island will now open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Saturday.This is an extension of the previous restricted hours from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, put in place by the Government as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read More

4 new COVID-19 cases

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the island to 702. Recoveries remain at 553.  Read More

Management team put in place to step up monitoring of COVID-19 resilient corridor

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says a management team has been put in place to ramp up the monitoring of the COVID-19 resilient corridor. Read More

CDB, Canada establish new disaster risk management fund

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados— The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) announced today that governments in nine Caribbean countries will be able to maintain their disaster risk management efforts in spite of the impact of COVID-19 on their national budgets. Read More

COVID-19 cases explode in California prison

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP)— The number of COVID-19 cases has exploded in one of California's oldest prisons, San Quentin, as more than 1,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus, authorities in the US state announced Tuesday. Read More

UK allows e-scooter rentals to aid transport in pandemic

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

LONDON, England (AP)— Britain gave the green light Tuesday for trials of electric scooter rental programs, as authorities look for ways to help people get moving while maintaining distance and easing pressure on public transit as pandemic lockdown restrictions ease. Read More

EU opens borders to 'safe' countries as pandemic accelerates

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP)— The European Union agreed Tuesday to reopen its borders to 15 countries excluding the virus-stricken US, as the pandemic accelerated globally with more than 505,000 deaths worldwide. Read More

UK could lock down city of Leicester after virus surge

Monday, June, 29 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The central English city of Leicester could be the country's first to face a local lockdown due to a rise in coronavirus cases, the UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel said Sunday. Read More

Two more positive COVID-19 cases

Monday, June, 29 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica, pushing the country's total to 698 cases.Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave the update at a press briefing a short while ago. Read More

After six months, worst of pandemic 'yet to come' – WHO

Monday, June, 29 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP)— Six months since the new coronavirus outbreak, the pandemic is still far from over, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning that "the worst is yet to come". Read More

Governments backtracking as confirmed virus cases surge

Monday, June, 29 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AP)— Governments are stepping up testing and reimposing restrictions as newly confirmed coronavirus infections surge in many countries. India reported 20,000 today, while the caseload in the US is growing by about 40,000 a day. Read More

Haiti announces reduction in COVID cases as international airport reopens on Tuesday

Monday, June, 29 2020    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC)— Haiti has recorded 70 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases over the past 24 hours, the first time in almost a month that the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country has recorded fewer than 100 new cases. Read More



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