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Pandemic pummelling foreign investment — UN

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The coronavirus crisis is expected to drag foreign direct investment down by up to 40 per cent this year, with a recovery not expected until 2022, UN economists said Tuesday. Read More

Three Caribbean countries record deaths from COVID

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Suriname recorded its first death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) for more than a week as two other Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries reported deaths and other countries an increase in the number of positive cases from the virus. Read More

Asymptomatic virus sufferers lose antibodies sooner — study

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain published on Tuesday. Read More

Air pollution linked to 15% of coronavirus deaths — study

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15 per cent of COVID-19 deaths globally, according to research published Tuesday that highlights the health risks posed by greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

French doctor warns his country has 'lost control' of virus

Monday, October, 26 2020    

PARIS, France (AP) — A French doctor warned Monday that his country has "lost control of the epidemic", a day after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new coronavirus cases as nations across Europe enact more sweeping restrictions to try to slow surging infection... Read More

Jamaica gets more than 80,000 antigen rapid COVID-19 tests

Monday, October, 26 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A multi-partner donation of more than 80,000 antigen rapid diagnostic COVID-19 tests was presented to the Ministry of Health and Wellness today to boost Jamaica's testing capacity. Read More

'We cannot give up,' WHO chief says of pandemic fight

Monday, October, 26 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization chief insisted Monday that it was still possible to rein in COVID-19 even in places with surging outbreaks, warning against giving up the fight. Read More

Schools to remain closed as St Lucia records more COVID-cases

Monday, October, 26 2020    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia government Monday said that all learning institutions will remain closed for a further two weeks as the island records additional cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

Anger over Italy virus rules as curfews enforced around Europe

Monday, October, 26 2020    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Anger was growing in Italy Monday over harsh new coronavirus restrictions brought in to "save Christmas", while other hard-hit countries enforced curfews in a bid to avoid fresh national lockdowns. Read More

Caricom countries' death toll, COVID cases rise

Monday, October, 26 2020    

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — Several Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries reported increased cases and deaths of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. Read More

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

Monday, October, 26 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 43 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 29.1 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries had eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

Jamaica's COVID death toll climbs to 192 as country records more cases

Monday, October, 26 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has confirmed four new COVID-19 deaths and recorded 35 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Read More

Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

Monday, October, 26 2020    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Former Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho said yesterday he had contracted novel coronavirus but had no symptoms. Read More

Tufton sets record straight

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor - Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 26 2020    

DR Christopher Tufton, health and wellness minister, used his weekly COVID-19 virtual press conference to set the record straight in light of Buju Banton's recent anti-mask wearing utterance. Read More

Dr Dawes gives nod to Government's Remdesivir plan

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 26 2020    

Amid global controversy surrounding the use of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients, local surgeon Dr Alfred Dawes is supporting the Government's decision to administer the drug under a special use provision. Read More



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