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Covid-19

PAHO warns it will only support safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) – Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa F Etienne, on Wednesday warned that while the Americas, including the Caribbean, urgently awaits a breakthrough, the regional health organisation will only support the... Read More

Health dept targets taxi operators in COVID-19 fight

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

THE Westmoreland Health Department is embarking on targeted interventions aimed at influencing behaviour change as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus. Read More

42 COVID-19 testing sites for healthcare workers

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says there are now 42 sites to facilitate priority coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for healthcare workers. Read More

Positive results from special quarantine in Whitfield Town and Waterford- Tufton

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, is reporting positive results from the communities of Whitfield Town, St Andrew and Waterford in St Catherine that were placed under special quarantine from October 6- 20. Read More

Spain braces for national emergency to allow curfews

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

MADRID, Spain (AFP)— Spain was bracing for a new national state of emergency to allow the imposition of curfews as its regions on Saturday pushed for action to slow surging virus cases.  Read More

COVID-19 cases increase across the region

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—  Several countries in the region have seen an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.In Guyana, the Ministry of Public Health recorded 83 new COVID-19 cases; the highest to be recorded this week. Read More

PAHO urges Caribbean to prevent outbreaks of polio during COVID-19 pandemic

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

WASHINGTON (CMC)— The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)  says countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, must maintain polio vaccination and epidemiological surveillance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in an effort to prevent outbreaks. Read More

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

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 42.2 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 28.7 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

32 new cases as four more die from COVID-19

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Jamaica has recorded four more  COVID-19 deaths and 32 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours.This brings the country's death toll to 186 and the overall number of cases to 8,670, of which 4,160 are active. Read More

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The US coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. Read More

Too many countries in 'exponential' virus surge — WHO

Friday, October, 23 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The northern hemisphere is facing a crucial moment in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said Friday, with too many countries witnessing an exponential increase in coronavirus cases. Read More

St Lucia, Bahamas record more COVID cases

Friday, October, 23 2020    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia Friday reported six new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), while The Bahamas recorded more deaths associated with the virus. Read More

Hanover Family Court closed due to COVID-19

Friday, October, 23 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Court Administration Division (CAD) is advising the public that the Hanover Family Court will be closed today to facilitate changes to its operation as a result of positive COVID-19 tests. Read More

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

Friday, October, 23 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 41.7 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 28.5 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

Health ministry reports 38 new cases, three COVID deaths

Friday, October, 23 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 38 new cases of the novel coronavirus and confirmed three deaths as a result of the virus in the last 24 hours. Read More



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