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Seven – day curfew begins

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The streets of Jamaica are empty tonight as the seven-day curfew imposed by the government to halt the spread of COVID-19, got underway at 8:00 pm this evening. The daily hours of the curfew are from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for each of the seven... Read More

Not all contacts of COVID-19 patients testing positive, most cases mild — CMO

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie has noted that not all persons who are close contacts of COVID-19 patients are testing positive. Read More

Six new COVID-19 cases in Jamaica; all from Cornpiece, Clarendon

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The island has now recorded 44 cases of the cornavirus (COVID-19), the  ministry of health has advised.The six additional cases are persons from Cornpiece settlement in Clarendon, and are linked to the index case from that community. Read More

Andrew's Memorial Hospital agrees to assist KPH with housing patients

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has struck a deal with Andrews Memorial Hospital, which will see the private hospital acting as an extension of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) as part of measures to help the public health system manage the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

J'can pastor, three worshippers charged in Antigua over violation of public gathering restriction

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) —The Jamaican pastor of the New Testament Church of God in Antigua, Uriah Taylor, and three other members of the church are to return to court on May 5 after they were granted bail on charges arising from their failure to comply with public health regulations... Read More

Third COVID-19 patient dies in Jamaica

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— A third person infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) has died in Jamaica.Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement on social media a short while ago.More information later. Read More

Trinidad records fourth death from COVID-19

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An elderly woman with pre-existing medical conditions became the latest person to die from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Trinidad and Tobago as the country on Wednesday announced it had 89 positive cases of the virus. Read More

New York COVID-19 deaths double in 3 days, with worst to come

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the state-wide death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city... Read More

US provides $95m to assist Jamaica's COVID-19 response

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The United States Government has committed J$95 million (US$700,000) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica. Read More

S&P warns of darker days for global economy

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom — As measures to stem the coronavirus pandemic have pushed the global economy into recession, the sudden economic stop will bring intense credit pressure to bear on borrowers worldwide as slumping cash flows and tight financing conditions weigh on... Read More

British American Tobacco working on COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco leaves, says report

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Reuters news agency is reporting that British American Tobacco says its US biotech unit is working on a potential vaccine for COVID-19 using proteins extracted from tobacco leaves. Read More

JUTC backtracks, says normal operations continue despite curfew

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is advising the public that its buses will operate as normal despite the curfew. Read More

Wimbledon cancels for virus: first time since World War II

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

LONDON, England (AFP) — Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

4,000 frontline medical staff to benefit from Wisynco contributions

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Wisynco Group Limited is lending its support to medical workers who are at the frontline of the fight to stem the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica. Read More

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

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide topped more than 880,000 while more than 44,000 people around the world have died. More than 2.6 billion people — one third of humanity — are now under lockdown conditions in a global effort... Read More



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