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More than 600 journalists killed by COVID-19 – NGO

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP)— More than 600 journalists have died of COVID-19 last year since March 1, a press freedom organisation said, calling for media workers to have priority access to vaccines. Read More

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

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 86.3 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 1.8 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 54.6 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

EU agency authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union's medicines agency gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that gives the 27-nation bloc a second vaccine to use in the desperate battle to tame the virus rampaging across the continent. Read More

Jamaica records 84 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica recorded 84 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional virus related death yesterday to bring the overall number of positive cases to 13,330 and the country's death toll to 306. Read More

Identifying the lessons We will recover because we are unstoppable

Naomi Francis | Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

Each new year provides us an opportunity at a fresh start. However, that start can only be practical if we learn from the past and use it to make deliberate and meaningful changes for the future. Read More

Students urged to follow COVID-19 protocols

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) is urging students to comply with COVID-19 protocols and be vigilant and responsible during their interactions as some schools resume face-to-face teaching. Read More

WHO virus investigators head for China, but await visas

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP)— An international expert team has set off for China to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Beijing has yet to provide the necessary access, the WHO chief said Tuesday. Read More

Record 40 positive cases puts more coronavirus strain on the Premier League

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— The Premier League confirmed on Tuesday that 40 players and staff tested positive for coronavirus in two rounds of testing over the past week but insisted the season would continue as planned. Read More

UK hospitals stagger under toll from the new virus variant

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

LONDON, England (AP) — England's National Health Service is accustomed to tough winters — and caring for people on overcrowded wards sometimes means moving patients into the corridor. But this is different. Now some are lucky just to get medical help as they wait in an ambulance in... Read More

If I've already had the coronavirus, can I get it again?

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

(AP)— If I've already had the coronavirus, can I get it again? Read More

History-making Jamaican nurse receives second shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC)— A Jamaican-born registered nurse, who created history on December 14 by becoming the first person in the United States to get the COVID-19 vaccine, received her second dose on Monday.  Read More

Britain shuts schools as Germany braces for extended lockdown

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— Britain closed its schools Tuesday ahead of a new national lockdown, with Germany set to extend its own restrictions as Europe battles surging coronavirus infections. Read More

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

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 85.6 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 1.8 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 54.6 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

Visitor from UK dies of COVID

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—  A passenger who arrived in the island recently on a flight from the United Kingdom has become the island's latest COVID-19 fatality.The death toll now stands at 305. Read More

South Africa adds restrictions to curb virus

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP)— South Africa and Zimbabwe have re-imposed restrictions to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Read More



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