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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

Duterte tells Philippine police to shoot dead lockdown troublemakers

Thursday, April, 2 2020 4:49 pm    

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing "trouble" in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Three more positive COVID-19 cases in Jamaica

Thursday, April, 2 2020 4:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Wellness have reported.This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 47. Read More

Forex: J$136.43 to one US dollar

Thursday, April, 2 2020 4:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, April 2 ended trading at J$136.43 up by $1.72 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Security ministry sets up committee to manage movement of inmates

Thursday, April, 2 2020 3:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security has implemented an ad hoc committee to develop recommendations and strategies to improve efficiency in the use of court time and the movement of inmates and wards from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to the... Read More

Jacana donates thousands of masks to J'can healthcare workers

Thursday, April, 2 2020 3:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jacana, a medical cannabis company, says it is donating its stock of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) from its cannabis processing facility to help protect Jamaican healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Olympic chiefs bracing for extra costs in rescheduling Tokyo Games

Thursday, April, 2 2020 2:58 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Olympic chiefs said Thursday they were bracing themselves for the extra costs incurred by rescheduling the Tokyo Games by a year to 2021. Read More

Ten charged for breaching COVID-19 curfew

Thursday, April, 2 2020 2:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting the arrest of ten people for purported breaches of the nightly curfew imposed by the Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Read More


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