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Illegal parties increase risk of COVID-19 spread in Westmoreland

Tuesday, November, 17 2020    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Medical Officer of Health for Westmoreland, Dr Marcia Graham, says the staging of illegal parties threatens to further increase the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the parish. Read More

Hard-hit Brazil threatened by second wave of virus

Tuesday, November, 17 2020    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP)—After struggling for months to get its spiralling COVID-19 death toll under control, Brazil is now threatened by the nightmare scenario that has already shaken the United States and Europe: a second wave. Read More

Two more COVID positive cases among Reggae Boyz in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, November, 17 2020    

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Two positive results emerged out of the latest round of PCR COVID-19 tests administered on the Reggae Boyz delegation here on Monday. Read More

No mandatory coronavirus vaccine for Tokyo Olympics, says IOC chief

Tuesday, November, 17 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP)— Athletes won't be required to take a coronavirus vaccine to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Tuesday, adding that mandatory shots would be "going too far". Read More

Toddler among new COVID cases in St Lucia

Tuesday, November, 17 2020    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — A one year-old child from the southern city of Vieux Fort is among five new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recorded here today. Read More

Volunteers still needed to test variety of COVID-19 vaccines

Tuesday, November, 17 2020    

(AP)— Two COVID-19 vaccines might be nearing the finish line, but scientists caution it's critical that enough people volunteer to help finish studying other candidates in the US and around the world. Read More

No need to quarantine international travellers, says PAHO

Monday, November, 16 2020    

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has recommended that international travellers should not be quarantined nor be subjected to sampling and isolation in destination countries, given the need to restore consumer confidence to reactivate economies shattered by the novel... Read More

Men told wearing masks is the manly thing to do to safeguard health

Monday, November, 16 2020    

Men must get serious about developing and engaging in healthy lifestyle practices to improve their physical and mental well-being during the novel coronavirus pandemic, says state minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Alando Terrelonge. Read More

Austria plans 'mass tests' to help exit virus lockdown

Monday, November, 16 2020    

VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — Austria is planning “mass testing” for the novel coronavirus to help chart a way out of the second lockdown coming into force next week, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said yesterday. Read More

Feuding in Downing Street as UK faces COVID-19, Brexit challenges

Monday, November, 16 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the challenges of soaring virus deaths and looming Brexit talks, two of his closest aides have resigned amid reports of bitter infighting. Read More

Vaccine scientist hopes for return to 'normal' by next winter

Monday, November, 16 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — If novel coronavirus vaccinations are rolled out widely, life could return to “normal” by next winter, one of the scientists behind the front-running novel coronavirus vaccine told British television yesterday. Read More

Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff

Monday, November, 16 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including five people who worked on the premises and were in contact with one another, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press... Read More

Seven COVID deaths reported in Bahamas

Monday, November, 16 2020    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC)— The Bahamas has recorded seven deaths from the coronavirus pandemic over the past 24 hours. Read More

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

Monday, November, 16 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 54.4 million, with over 1.3 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 34.8 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries had eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

COVID in Jamaica: 45 new cases in last 24 hours

Monday, November, 16 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica recorded 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 9,929.The death toll remains at 231. Read More



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