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A year after first death in China, COVID-19 source still a puzzle

Monday, January, 11 2021    

WUHAN, China (AFP) — It is the world's most pressing scientific puzzle but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the novel coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the start by disarray, Chinese secrecy and international... Read More

UK to offer all adults virus vaccine by autumn

Monday, January, 11 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Every adult in Britain will have been offered a coronavirus vaccination by the autumn, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said yesterday, in the UK's biggest ever inoculation campaign. Read More

WHO says China mission not playing blame game

Monday, January, 11 2021    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization insisted Monday that the international investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic's origins, set to start this week in China, was not looking for "somebody to blame". Read More

Despite vaccines, no COVID herd immunity in 2021 — WHO

Monday, January, 11 2021    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Despite vaccines against COVID-19 being rolled out in a number of countries, the World Health Organization warned Monday that herd immunity would not be achieved this year. Read More

Premier League records 36 positive COVID-19 cases

Monday, January, 11 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— The Premier League revealed on Monday that 36 players and staff tested positive for coronavirus over the past week, a slight fall from the record number of 40 cases in the previous seven days. Read More

Barbados gov't seeks to make amends for delays in COVID-19 test results

Monday, January, 11 2021    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — In an effort to “make the wrongs that have been done right”, the Barbados Government has announced that it will be offering refunds to visitors and Barbadians who have been affected by delays in receiving their second COVID-19 test... Read More

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

Monday, January, 11 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 90.1 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 1.9 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 55.5 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

COVID-19 testing at JDF lab for service members only

Monday, January, 11 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says it has noted inquiries by members of the public about the availability of COVID-19 testing through its Health Services Corps. Read More

One more COVID death, 89 new cases

Monday, January, 11 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded one additional COVID-19 related death and 89 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours.This brings the country's death toll to 313 and the total number of confirmed cases to 13,637. Read More

England opens mass vaccination sites as virus spike fears spread

Monday, January, 11 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Seven mass coronavirus vaccination sites opened across England on Monday as the government raced to dose millions of people while a new strain of the disease runs rampant across the country. Read More

US loses 140,000 jobs, first monthly loss since spring

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — US employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,000 positions, clear evidence that the economy is faltering as the viral pandemic tightens its grip on consumers and businesses. Read More

JADCO presents 170 Samsung tablets to student athletes

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) presented Guy's Hill High School, Ensom City Primary School and Eltham Park Primary School with a total of 95 Samsung tablets at a handover ceremony which was held at the JADCO office located in Kingston on... Read More

LONGER WAIT FOR GRAMMY

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 9 2021    

REGGAE acts nominated in this year's virtual staging of the Grammy Awards will have to wait two months longer to know their fate. Read More

Liverpool survive scare from virus-hit Villa in FA Cup

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Liverpool survived a scare from novel coronavirus-ravaged Aston Villa to reach the Football Association Challenge (FA) Cup fourth round with a 4-1 win against opponents missing their entire first-team squad as the pandemic wreaks... Read More

Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

TEXAS, United States (AP) — New research suggests Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in the two more-contagious variants of the coronavirus that have erupted in Britain and South Africa. Read More



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