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COVID-19 imperils AIDS progress, UN warns

Monday, July, 6 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — COVID-19 could cause an additional half a million AIDS deaths if treatment is disrupted long term, the United Nations said Monday in a warning that the pandemic was jeopardising years of progress against HIV. Read More

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

Monday, July, 6 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide has surpassed 11.4 million, while 534,306 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 5.9 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More

Haiti records significant increase in imported COVID-19 cases after re-opening airport

Monday, July, 6 2020    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitian health authorities have confirmed that since the reopening of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, the French-speaking Caribbean country has recorded a 73 per cent increase in the number of imported cases of the coronavirus... Read More

JN Foundation donates to Missionaries Of the Poor

Monday, July, 6 2020    

Missionaries Of the Poor (MOP), the Catholic charity that cares for the country's poor and dispossessed, last month received 500 care packages of basic food items, toiletries, canned food and household cleaning products to help beneficiaries cope with the effects of... Read More

Devon House ordered closed

BY CANDIECE KNIGHT Staff reporter knightc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 6 2020    

AS of today, Jamaicans and tourists will not be able to visit the popular Devon House attraction on Hope Road in St Andrew, as it has been ordered closed by the Government until the State is satisfied that the entity is fully compliant with safety measures to protect patrons from... Read More

Students staging 5-day webinar on COVID-19 solutions

Monday, July, 6 2020    

A five-day webinar series aimed at advancing solutions for overcoming the COVID-19 crisis is scheduled to begin today. Read More

British pubs, US beaches reveal summer virus dilemma

Monday, July, 6 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Drunken celebrations on English pub reopening night and US beach closures prompted a global rethink yesterday of coronavirus measures during the summer holiday season. Read More

MDLink increases access tomental health care amid COVID-19

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

MDLink says it has noticed a dramatic increase in the number of mental health patients presenting to its telemedicine platform for assistance and treatment. Read More

Haiti records significant increase in COVID-19 cases

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

PORT AU PRINCE (CMC) — Haiti recorded a significant spike in the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) after having kept the figure below 100 for several days. Read More

Returning Jamaicans to make appointment for testing

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie says several changes will be made to Jamaica's COVID-19 protocols due to the anticipated increase in the number of people arriving at the island's airports in July. Read More

Taj Mahal remains shut as India reports record daily virus cases

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP)— India's top tourist attraction the Taj Mahal will remain shut, officials said Sunday, as the vast nation registered a record daily number of coronavirus cases and opened a sprawling treatment centre in the capital to fight the pandemic. Read More

Guyana records 16 new cases of COVID-19

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC)—Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 were recorded by health officials here on Saturday, taking the total number of persons who have tested positive to 272. Read More

Ministry stats show over 6,000 in home quarantine

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A total 6,276 people were in home quarantine up to last night, Ministry of Health and Wellness statistics are showing, while 13 are in facility quarantine. One hundred and ten people are in home isolation, 11 in facility isolation, and 10 in step down facilities for... Read More

Police to track other entertainment entities violating rules

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several other entities in the Corporate Area are being investigated with a view to closure for breaching aspects of the Disaster Risk Management Orders. Read More

Florida reaches grim coronavirus milestone

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

ST PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Florida health officials say the state has reached a grim milestone: more than 200,000 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak. Read More



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