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FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the US health care system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are... Read More

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound. Read More

World Bank predicts 14 per cent decline in global remittances

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The World Bank says projections are that global remittances will decline 14 per cent by 2021 compared to the pre-COVID-19 levels in 2019.This is according to the latest estimates published in the World Bank's Migration and Development Brief.    Read More

Mexico passes 90,000 virus deaths, Argentina records 30,000

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP)— Two Latin American countries hard hit by coronavirus each recorded another bleak moment in the pandemic on Wednesday with Mexico exceeding 90,000 deaths from its outbreak and Argentina surpassing a toll of 30,000. Read More

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

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 44.5 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 29 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

COVID deaths surpass 200 as Ja records 76 new cases

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — COVID-19 fatalities in Jamaica surpassed 200 today after four additional deaths were reported by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Read More

Moderna already has US$1.1b in deposits for COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP)— Moderna said Thursday it took in US$1.1 billion in deposits in the third quarter for a coronavirus vaccine that it is "actively preparing" to launch. Read More

Guyana records two more COVID-19 deaths

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC)— Guyana today recorded two deaths as a result of COVID-19. Read More

Macron imposes new virus lockdown as French hospitals engulfed

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP)— French President Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday a new coronavirus lockdown until at least December 1, hoping to bring under control an outbreak that is poised to overwhelm hospitals in a matter of days.  Read More

Algeria's president transferred to Germany for treatment

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was transferred to Germany for specialist medical treatment Wednesday, a day after his country announced he had been hospitalised but not the reason. Read More

Over 500,000 virus cases worldwide in new daily record

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP)— More than 500,000 new coronavirus cases were reported worldwide on Tuesday in a new record, according to a tally from health authorities compiled by AFP. Read More

Trinidad records its youngest COVID death

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago health authorities today confirmed that the country had recorded its youngest person to die from the coronavirus to date - a woman who was under 25 and had  prevailing medical conditions. Read More

US to buy initial antibody doses from Eli Lilly

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US government has agreed to buy initial doses of an experimental COVID-19 antibody drug from Eli Lilly that patients could receive if federal regulators allow it on an emergency basis. Read More

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

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 44 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 29.6 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries had eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

Jamaica records 64 new COVID cases, two new deaths

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica recorded 64 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 8,851.The country's death toll also rose to 198 following two additional virus-related incidents. Read More



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