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Suriname records second death in as many days from COVID

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Suriname recorded two deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in two days, as other Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries also reported deaths and increased positive cases from the virus over the past 24 hours. Read More

UPDATE: McKenzie saddened by passing of golden ager, hopes for recovery for over 100 more residents, staff

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie has expressed regret at the passing of a resident of The Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town due to COVID-19. Read More

COVID-positive resident of Golden Age Home dies

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A resident at the Vineyard Town Golden Age Home who had tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams made the announcement on his social media a short while ago. Read More

Europe faces tougher virus curbs as global cases hit daily record

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

PARIS,†France (AFP)— People in France and Germany were bracing Wednesday for tough new curbs on their daily lives as Europe struggled to contain an alarming surge in coronavirus cases. Read More

Trudeau tells Canadians pandemic 'really sucks' as toll rises

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

OTTAWA,†Canada†(AFP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday told Canadians exhausted by the coronavirus that the pandemic "really sucks" on the same day the nation's death toll was reported to have topped 10,000. † Read More

PAHO wants help for member countries should COVID-19 vaccine become available

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Discussions are underway between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and several regional and global institutions to assist member countries that may require support in accessing approved coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines when these become available. Read More

ECLAC calls for new future through 'transformative recovery, equality and sustainability'

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has proposed in its new position document a set of policies that responds to the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic while also aiming to overcome structural problems in Latin America and the Caribbean... Read More

Russia seeks accelerated WHO registration for virus vaccine

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

MOSCOW,†Russia†(AFP) — Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for accelerated registration and pre-qualification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday. Read More

Jamaica moves 80,000 steps closer to rapid COVID-19 tests

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness's push to introduce antigen rapid diagnostic COVID-19 tests in Jamaica moved a step closer yesterday with a multi-partner donation of more than 80,000 kits. Read More

Trump charges into battleground states despite rising COVID-19

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

PENNSYLVANIA, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump embarked yesterday on a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election, overlooking a surge of novel coronavirus cases in the US and a fresh outbreak in his own White House. His Democratic rival Joe... Read More

Pfizer says it could still deliver a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

NEW YORK,†United States†(AFP)— Pfizer executives expressed measured optimism Tuesday over the prospect of providing a coronavirus vaccine in 2020 as the pharma giant reported lower third-quarter profits due to disruption in healthcare that dented drug demand. Read More

FIFA president Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of world soccer said Tuesday that FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19. Read More

Spain doctors stage walkout over health system

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

MADRID, Spain — Spanish doctors are staging their first national walkout in 25 years to protest what they say are poor working conditions and the weakened state of the national public health system. Read More

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

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 43.5 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 29.4 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

4 more COVID deaths, 38 new cases

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica recorded four additional COVID-19 deaths and 38 new cases in the last 24 hours.This brings the number of positive cases to 8,787 and the death toll to 196. Read More



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