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COVID concerns for St Ann, Manchester

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says based on current assessments, the parishes of St Ann and Manchester are showing signs of uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. Read More

Agriculture ministry starts new year with complete board appointments

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green has announced the appointment of chairpersons for all the agencies and bodies under the ministry's purview. Read More

Relaxed restrictions for Westmoreland

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The parish of Westmoreland, which has been under tightened restrictions because of a frightening spike in COVID-19 cases there towards the end of last year, is to see a relaxation of those measures. Read More

Dutch extend coronavirus curbs until February 9

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP)— The Netherlands is extending coronavirus restrictions until February 9 as infections are still high and the government is "very concerned" about the UK variant of the disease, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday. Read More

Mexico sees holiday bump in tourism amid pandemic surge

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — The friends from Jackson, Mississippi, relaxed on lounge chairs dug into a white sand beach and romped in the turquoise Caribbean waters, grateful for a break from the pandemic winter in the United States. Read More

Canada, US extend closure of shared border to Feb 21

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP)— The Canada-US border will remain closed to all non-essential travellers until February 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. Read More

No COVID-19 vaccines priority for Olympic Games athletes, says Fennell

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 11 2021    

Athletes who will be taking part in this July's Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, should not be given preferential treatment as far as the COVID-19 vaccine is concerned, says former Commonwealth Games president Mike Fennell. Read More

Happy Grove High resumes face-to-face classes, despite challenges

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, January, 11 2021    

HECTORS RIVER, Portland — Happy Grove High will resume face-to-face classes this morning after meeting COVID-19 safety standards required by the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Read More

No COVID worries for Estwick on upcoming tour

Monday, January, 11 2021    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Assistant West Indies Coach Roddy Estwick says he has no concerns about touring Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 pandemic, despite 10 players opting out of the upcoming series. Read More

A year after first death in China, COVID-19 source still a puzzle

Monday, January, 11 2021    

WUHAN, China (AFP) — It is the world's most pressing scientific puzzle but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the novel coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the start by disarray, Chinese secrecy and international... Read More

UK to offer all adults virus vaccine by autumn

Monday, January, 11 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Every adult in Britain will have been offered a coronavirus vaccination by the autumn, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said yesterday, in the UK's biggest ever inoculation campaign. Read More

WHO says China mission not playing blame game

Monday, January, 11 2021    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization insisted Monday that the international investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic's origins, set to start this week in China, was not looking for "somebody to blame". Read More

Despite vaccines, no COVID herd immunity in 2021 — WHO

Monday, January, 11 2021    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Despite vaccines against COVID-19 being rolled out in a number of countries, the World Health Organization warned Monday that herd immunity would not be achieved this year. Read More

Premier League records 36 positive COVID-19 cases

Monday, January, 11 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— The Premier League revealed on Monday that 36 players and staff tested positive for coronavirus over the past week, a slight fall from the record number of 40 cases in the previous seven days. Read More

Barbados gov't seeks to make amends for delays in COVID-19 test results

Monday, January, 11 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 visitors and Barbadians who have been affected by delays in receiving their second COVID-19 test... Read More



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