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Jamaica performing creditably in COVID-19 fight — Tufton

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has lauded Jamaica's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting that the country is doing much better than some of its international counterparts. Read More

Grenada lifts curfew, but implements new conditions

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada today announced the lifting of the curfew that had been put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), even as it said that citizens will have to comply with updated emergency powers regulations regarding congregation and the free... Read More

Pandemic may push 50 million Africans into extreme poverty

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AFP) — Nearly 50 million Africans could be driven into extreme poverty in the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said today. Read More

It's too early for persons to develop immunity for COVID-19, says CMO

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

CHIEF Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie says not enough time has passed to determine whether persons who have had COVID-19 will develop immunity to the disease. Read More

US in trouble

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — Hospitals rapidly approached capacity in Florida and Texas, and the Miami area closed restaurants again Monday because of the surging coronavirus, as the US emerged from a Fourth of July weekend of picnics, pool parties and beach outings that health... Read More

US announces free COVID-19 testing in three southern hotspots

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)—The United States on Tuesday announced it was offering free COVID-19 testing to people without symptoms to stem a surge of cases in three southern hotspots. Read More

'Emerging evidence' on airborne coronavirus transmission – WHO

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP)— The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged that there was "emerging evidence" on airborne transmission of the new coronavirus, after an international group of scientists said it could spread far beyond two metres. Read More

Brazil's Bolsonaro announces positive coronavirus test

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP)— Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday he had tested positive for the coronavirus but said he was feeling "perfectly well" and had only mild symptoms. Read More

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP)— Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.The 50-year-old Democrat is among the women named as a potential vice-presidential running mate for presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. Read More

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

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide has surpassed 11.8 million, while 538,326 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 6.1 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More

US to withdraw visas for foreign students whose classes move online

Monday, July, 6 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States said today it would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if all of their classes are moved online in the fall over the coronavirus crisis. Read More

World Cup 2022 organisers to cut staff

Monday, July, 6 2020    

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — The organisers of the 2022 World Cup will lay off an undisclosed number of staff as gas-rich Qatar cuts costs amid the coronavirus economic downturn, several sources have told AFP. Read More

COVID-19 imperils AIDS progress, UN warns

Monday, July, 6 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — COVID-19 could cause an additional half a million AIDS deaths if treatment is disrupted long term, the United Nations said Monday in a warning that the pandemic was jeopardising years of progress against HIV. Read More

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

Monday, July, 6 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide has surpassed 11.4 million, while 534,306 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 5.9 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More



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