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Bahamas gov't to ease some COVID-19 restrictions

Thursday, January, 21 2021    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC)— The Government of the Bahamas will be easing some of the restrictions that have been implemented to halt the spread of COVID-19. Read More

S Africa to pay 2.5 times more than EU for virus vaccine

Thursday, January, 21 2021    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa will buy doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a price 2.5 times higher than most European countries, the health ministry said Thursday. Read More

China to donate 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan

Thursday, January, 21 2021    

Islamabad, Pakistan (AFP)— China will donate 500,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan, the country's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Thursday. Read More

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

Thursday, January, 21 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 96.8 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over two million people across 196 countries and territories having died. Many countries have reimposed restrictions on movement and social gatherings. Meanwhile, some countries are moving... Read More

63 new COVID cases

Thursday, January, 21 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica recorded 63 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14,550.The death toll remains at 331. Read More

Reach out rangers assigned for COVID-19 Mental Health Response Programme

Thursday, January, 21 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Health & Wellness has assigned the first set of 'reach out rangers' to its COVID-19 Mental Health Response Programme, to assist community members who are facing psychosocial challenges. Read More

Fire hits building at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccines

Thursday, January, 21 2021    

PUNE, India (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, but production of COVID-19 vaccine will not be affected, the company said. Read More

Tufton: Access to COVID-19 vaccines could get worse

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

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

Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

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'

Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

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

Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

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



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