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Global COVID-19 cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

Friday, April, 3 2020 7:45 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far. Read More

Google to publish user location data to help gov'ts tackle COVID-19

Friday, April, 3 2020 7:35 am    

PARIS, France (AFP)— Google says it will publish users' location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Fear delaying COVID-19 tests, says national epidemiologist

Friday, April, 3 2020 7:22 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica may have to start relying on support from private health professionals volunteering to assist with the testing of suspect coronavirus (COVID-19) cases to increase the coverage. Read More

Germany's virus curbs are working, say experts, as Angela Merkel returns after quarantine

Friday, April, 3 2020 6:18 am    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) - Measures taken by German officials to slow the spread of the coronavirus are starting to show effect, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control said on Friday. Read More

More than 900 virus deaths in Spain for second day, total death nears 11,000

Friday, April, 3 2020 5:23 am    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) - More than 900 people died in Spain over the past 24 hours for the second day running, government figures showed on Friday, although the rate of new infections and deaths continued to slow. Read More

South Korea has 86 new cases, total over 10,000

Thursday, April, 2 2020 9:31 pm    

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 86 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing its caseload above 10,000. Read More

Politics aside, US relies on China supplies to fight virus

Thursday, April, 2 2020 8:52 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US politicians have voiced fury over Beijing's handling of the coronavirus crisis but they face a harsh truth — the United States desperately needs China's supplies. Read More

US records 1,169 virus fatalities, new global daily high

Thursday, April, 2 2020 8:00 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed Thursday, the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began. Read More

Bahamas confirms six new cases of Covid-19 – first death confirmed

Thursday, April, 2 2020 7:18 pm    

NASSAU, Bahamas, (CMC) –  The death of a 57-year-old woman from the island of Bimini has been attributed to the coronavirus. Read More

PSOJ launches new COVID-19 Response Fund

Thursday, April, 2 2020 7:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica today announced that, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic presently affecting Jamaica, it is launching and spearheading a private, public and social sector partnership geared towards mobilizing and distributing resources... Read More

Global virus cases top a million as Spain, Britain see record deaths

Thursday, April, 2 2020 6:53 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - Confirmed coronavirus cases around the world topped one million on Thursday and the number of deaths soared past 50,000 as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of people out of work. Read More

Trump announces he tested negative on new coronavirus test

Thursday, April, 2 2020 6:03 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has taken his second coronavirus test at the White House since the outbreak began and it was again found to be negative. Read More

Guyana's president closes all bars, places of entertainment

Thursday, April, 2 2020 5:40 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — President David Granger has announced the daily closure of entertainment venues and other spots from 6:00 pm (local time) daily – starting tomorrow (Friday, April 3) in an effort to strengthen containment measures in the fight against COVID-19. Read More

Bartlett strengthens agri-tourism linkages

Thursday, April, 2 2020 5:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tourism Ministry has donated communication equipment, valued at approximately J$1.5 million, to assist farmers affected by the now-dormant tourism sector, which was their primary market. Read More


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