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Optimistic teachers at Clifton Basic set sail for new school year

Monday, October, 26 2020    

Not only has the most recent wave of COVID-19 rocked the Jamaican education system, it has also forced some educators to confront the fact that not all schools are in the same boat. Read More

Strength amid difficulty

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 26 2020    

As students across the island are challenged to access virtual classrooms, the Yutes4Change Foundation Homework and Integrity Centre in Gregory Park, St Catherine, is demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity. Read More

Virus is pummeling Europe's eateries — and winter is coming

Monday, October, 26 2020    

HEIKRUIS, Belgium (AP) — As the Friday night dinner service began earlier this month at De Viering restaurant outside Brussels, it seemed the owners' decision to move the operation into the spacious village church to comply with coronavirus rules was paying off. The reservation... Read More

As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him

Monday, October, 26 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be “the most corrupt” in American history. A day later, the head of an obscure government agency he... Read More

Simple 'solutions' to COVID-19

by Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

THE nasal and oral cavities as well as eyes are thought to be the main points of entry for the novel coronavirus.Then there are mouthwashes. Read More

Sick of COVID-19?

BY JAY MADDOCK Texas A&M University | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

AS the pandemic drags on, following COVID-19 prevention guidelines can feel more and more challenging. Read More

Masks could cut COVID-19 deaths in the US — study

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Even if state-level governments in the United States reimpose limited social distancing measures to halt the spread of COVID-19, the death toll could more than double by the end of February 2021 to 511,000, according to projections released last... Read More

Fear and anxiety spike in virus hot spots across US

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

(AP)— Preslie Paur breaks down in tears when she thinks of her state's refusal to mandate face masks. Read More

Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

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

Trump aide says 'we're not going to control the pandemic'

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

LONDONDERRY, New Hampshire (AP) — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president's top aide says "we're not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on Sunday scoffed at the... Read More

Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Buckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew in hopes of not repeating the near collapse of the country's hospitals. Read More

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

Sunday, October, 25 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 31.7 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

44 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica recorded 44 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of positive cases to 8,714.The death toll also increased to 188 after two additional virus-related deaths were recorded. Read More

Russia coronavirus cases top 1.5 million; no new lockdown

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MOSCOW, Russia— Russia's tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 1.5 million on Sunday as authorities reported 16,710 new infections amid a rapid resurgence of the outbreak that has swept the country in recent weeks. Read More

J'cans on board with cancellation of mass gatherings — survey

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

MOST Jamaicans agree with the postponement or cancellation of mass gatherings and events as a means of limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus, a survey by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has found. Read More


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