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9 new COVID-19 cases at South Camp juvenile centre

Sunday, October, 18 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the ward population at the South Camp Juvenile Correctional Centre.The DCS said 18 staff members are also on home quarantine. Read More

Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu — study

Sunday, October, 18 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

How do pandemics end?

BY NÜKHET VARLIK University of South Carolina | Sunday, October, 18 2020    

WHEN will the pandemic end?All these months in, with more than 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than one million deaths globally, you may be wondering, with increasing exasperation, how long this will continue. Read More

New social programmes needed for world's poor, UN chief urges

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (UNNews) — Arguing that the COVID-19 pandemic represents “a double crisis” for the world's poorest people, the UN Secretary-General has called for "a new generation of social programmes" for people living in poverty, during the pandemic and... Read More

Health Ministry's COVID-19 youth programme a hit with young leaders

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 100 young leaders turned out for the official unveiling of the Ministry of Health and Wellness' COVID-19 Youth Leaders Response Programme, which will tap into their capacity for advocacy in order to enhance the national response to the pandemic. Read More

Caribbean Airlines to resume flights to Guyana on Monday

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Trinidad-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says it will resume operations of its commercial service between Guyana and New York on Monday, October 19. Read More

Trump shows new determination to minimize virus

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — In the week since he emerged from coronavirus isolation, US President Donald Trump has demonstrated new determination to minimise the threat of the virus that has killed more than 215,000 Americans and complicated his chances of winning another four years... Read More

Iran virus deaths top 30,000 — health ministry

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus pandemic has crossed the 30,000 mark, the health ministry announced Saturday. Read More

St Lucia govt says no to shutdown, but schools remain closed as island records another COVID case

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia Government says it has no intention of shutting down the country, even as the island recorded yet another case of the coronavirus on Friday. Read More

South Africa passes 700,000 coronavirus cases

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — The number of people in South Africa who have tested positive for coronavirus has topped 700,000, official figures showed overnight, another grim milestone for the continent's worst-hit country. Read More

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

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 39.3 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 27.1 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

COVID in Jamaica: Six new deaths, 63 new cases

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded six more COVID-19 deaths and 63 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours. Read More

Regional countries report more COVID deaths, cases

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — Three Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have registered deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, while others that have not registered cases in recent months, are now doing so. Read More

WHO study finds remdesivir didn't help COVID-19 patients

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — A large study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalised COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that made the medicine a standard of care in the United States and many other... Read More

Lunch for front line workers

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

The Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA), representing the Chinese community in Jamaica, recently donated hot lunches to the front line team of health professionals at Mandeville Regional Hospital for a one-week period. Read More



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