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ALL HANDS NEEDED

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor – special assignment allend@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

Almost a third of private doctors here have closed their offices, most of them in the vulnerable age group for COVID-19, or novel coronavirus disease 2019, a health and wellness ministry spokesman said at the weekend. Read More

On the brink of collapse

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

The onslaught of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the island is about to claim another casualty — Teen Challenge Jamaica in St Ann. Read More

'Like lepers'

Monday, March, 30 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — From anonymous letters to blatant shunning, nurses and other health workers in France say they are becoming targets of suspicion and even harassment by neighbours and patients fearful of catching COVID-19. Read More

Nature takes back world's empty city streets

Monday, March, 30 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — With humans retreat into their homes as more and more countries go under coronavirus lockdown, wild animals are slipping cover to explore the empty streets of some of our biggest cities. Read More

COVID-19 continues deadly march

Monday, March, 30 2020    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Spain broke another national record of daily coronavirus deaths yesterday as more than 40 per cent of the world's population was asked to stay home in hopes of halting the deadly march of a disease that has claimed more than 32,000 lives. Read More

'It's just me alone'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

LEILA Miller understands that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fatality rate for people over 60 years is much higher than for younger adults and children. Read More

How one Jamaican spends a typical 24 hours in quarantine

Monday, March, 30 2020    

For one man in quarantine, the experience has been the most boring of his life. Read More

Rose Hall Primary has eyes set on acquiring school bus

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau | Monday, March, 30 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Rose Hall Primary and Infant School Principal Kayon Whyne has a clear vision of her priorities when school reopens following the passing of the current COVID-19 crisis. Read More

US urges medical professionals with approved visa petitions to contact embassies

Monday, March, 30 2020    

The United States Government is reaching out to medical professionals in other countries, who have already received the nod to work in the USA, to contact the American Embassy in their country in what is apparently a move by Washington to boost its fight against the novel coronavirus disease... Read More

This Day In History - March 30

Monday, March, 30 2020    

Today is the 90th day of 2020. There are 276 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1858: The eraser-topped pencil is patented by H L Lipman of Philadelphia.OTHER EVENTS Read More

COVID-19 fear bites

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

PANIC buying stemming from the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased the demand for vitamin C supplements, leading to a shortage of the commodity across the island. Read More

Teachers concerned for students in rural areas

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

With schools closed for another three weeks, some teachers in rural Jamaica are concerned that they have not yet been able to connect online with a significant number of their students. Read More

Melia Braco Village hotel workers in the dark

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

As Jamaica's tourism industry continues to reel from travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, workers at Melia Braco Village hotel in Trelawny are disgruntled that they were sent home without formal communication from the management of the Spanish-owned hotel... Read More

Nestlé Foundation supports Bull Bay residents

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

As Jamaica continues to grapple with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a number of private sector entities are stepping up and showing support in the response effort to help citizens who are being impacted. Read More

Social distancing ... really?

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Jamaican authorities have called on the population to observe 'social distancing' in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would mean people keeping distances, in some instances up to six feet, in order to reduce the spread of the virus. But, see for yourselves on this page if that's what's been... Read More



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