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Islandwide COVID curfew extended

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The islandwide curfew implemented to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus has been extended to until Sunday, January 31. Read More

30,000 antigen kits distributed to private labs to support national COVID testing efforts

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Health and Wellness says a total of 30,000 antigen test kits have been distributed to six private laboratories to support national testing efforts for COVID-19. Read More

Northern Brazilian state declares curfew over virus

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP)— Amazonas state in northern Brazil on Thursday announced a curfew to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as cases soar and hospitals run out of beds and oxygen supplies. Read More

Israel hits 2 million vaccinated

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

JERUSALEM (AFP)— The number of people inoculated in Israel for coronavirus passed the two million threshold Thursday, with the prime minister saying there was "light at the end of the tunnel". Read More

Urgent steps being taken to ramp up Jamaica's COVID-19 testing capacity

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says urgent steps are being taken to ramp up Jamaica's COVID-19 testing capacity, amid reports of expected changes in testing requirements by one of the country's largest tourism source markets -- the United States of America... Read More

FULL TEXT: CDC says passengers required to get COVID test three days before flights to the US

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Below is the full text of the statement from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which today announced that it was expanding its negative COVID-19 test requirement to all air passengers entering the United States. Read More

Rigorous COVID-19 testing schedule for Windies

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — West Indies' Test and one-day contingent will be subjected to a robust testing regime after they arrived here Sunday for their five-week series, becoming the first international side to tour Bangladesh since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus... Read More

Minister urges compliance with COVID-19 measures in Negril

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has called on stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland, to exercise a greater level of compliance in keeping with the enhanced coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for the parish. Read More

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Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — In an effort to “make the wrongs that have been done right”, the Barbados Government has announced that it will be offering refunds to tourists and visiting Barbadians who have been affected by delays in receiving their second COVID-19 test... Read More

US to require COVID tests for all international visitors — report

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reports out of the United States (US) are that the government is expected to require all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding flights to that country. Read More

COVID-19 outbreak at Freeport lockup in St James

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— There is an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Freeport lockup in St James, OBSERVER ONLINE understands. Read More

Crescent Primary lauded for establishing isolation unit

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Robert Morgan, is lauding the administration of Crescent Primary School in St Catherine for establishing an isolation unit. Read More

76 public schools now having face-to-face classes

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Seventy six out of 129 public schools which were approved for face-to-face teaching and learning have actually started, with the others given until January 18 to fine-tune their preparations for schooling, Minister of Education Fayval Williams said. Read More

Gov't to explore other sources for COVID vaccines

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Government will be exploring bilateral arrangements with countries that have indicated their willingness to partner with Jamaica to ensure the safe vaccination of the population. Read More

First round of vaccines coming in April

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  A total of approximately 292,000 doses, enough to vaccinate approximately 146,000 Jamaicans, are due on island in April. Read More



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