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Early morning quake rattles Caribbean islands

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 rattled several Caribbean islands during the early hours of Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Read More

12-y-o infected with COVID-19 dies in Belgium

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP)— A 12-year-old girl confirmed infected with COVID-19 has died in Belgium, health officials said Tuesday. Read More

Bermuda's COVID-19 cases jump to 27

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC)— Bermuda has recorded a further five confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the island's total to 27, Premier David Burt announced on Monday night. Read More

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

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide topped more than 800,000 while more than 39,000 people around the world have died. More than 2.6 billion people — one third of humanity — are now under lockdown conditions in a global effort... Read More

New digital system to confirm workers under COVID-19 quarantine

Monday, March, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health and Wellness is expected to launch a virtual verification system today which will confirm to employers the members of their staff who have been instructed to self quarantine or have been put in state quarantine facilities as a result of the... Read More

NY governor begs for help amid 'staggering' death toll

Monday, March, 30 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — New York's governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, saying: “Please come help us in New York, now”. And tens of thousands of retired or sidelined nurses... Read More

US Embassy clarifies 'incorrect assertions' in newspaper article

Monday, March, 30 2020    

The following is a statement from the US Embassy in Jamaica, responding to "a number of incorrect assertions" published in a newspaper article. Read More

Gov't urged to ensure healthcare workers have adequate protective equipment

Monday, March, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) is calling on the Government to ensure that adequate stocks of personal protective equipment (PPEs) are available to the healthcare workers on the frontline. Read More

COVID-19 cases in Trinidad moving towards 100 mark

Monday, March, 30 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases jumped to 82 on Monday as health authorities warned that the next two weeks could prove pivotal in the fight to prevent the spread of the virus that has killed more than 20,000 people... Read More

UN urges US$2.5 trillion in pandemic aid to developing nations

Monday, March, 30 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The UN called Monday for a US$2.5-trillion aid package to help developing countries weather the COVID-19 pandemic, including debt cancellation and a health recovery "Marshal Plan". Read More

Grenada declares 24-hour curfew

Monday, March, 30 2020    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The Grenada government has imposed a seven-day 24-hour curfew beginning on Monday night as it warned that people were ignoring earlier measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

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

Monday, March, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide topped 720,000 while more than 34,000 people around the world have died. More than 2.6 billion people —one third of humanity — are now under lockdown conditions in a global effort to contain... Read More

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

Monday, March, 30 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021. Read More

Invention by young J'can touted as possible weapon in fight against COVID-19

Monday, March, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland has pointed to an invention by a young Jamaican as a possible key weapon in the fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

PNP urges Gov't to declare SOE in response to COVID-19

Monday, March, 30 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition spokesperson on justice, Senator Donna Scott-Mottley, is urging the Government to declare a state of public emergency to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More



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