A fourth COVID wave could see 11,000 new infections, says Tufton
THE health ministry is projecting that Jamaica could see up to 11,000 new infections at the height of a fourth wave of the novel coronavirus, and possibly up to 400 deaths if the spread goes unabated.
Tufton defends travel ban on eight southern African countries
Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says there was no ill-intent in the Government's decision to impose travel bans on several African countries.
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization called Tuesday for countries to keep calm and take "rational" measures in response to the new, fast-spreading COVID variant Omicron, which has sparked global panic.More
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries have suffered significantly as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with at least 50 per cent of households not being able to recover the income levels before the pandemic that has also seriously...More
THE Global Fund has said that the accuracy of existing molecular and rapid tests is uncompromised by COVID-19 variant Omicron and is insisting that diagnostic testing to detect the new variant is critical to tracking its spread and putting in place measures to halt...More
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Taking an act-now-ask-questions-later approach, countries around the world slammed their doors shut again to try to keep the new Omicron variant at bay yesterday as more cases of the mutant coronavirus emerged and scientists raced to figure out just how...More
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Pfizer has already started working on a version of its COVID-19 vaccine specifically targeting the new Omicron variant in case the current inoculation is not effective against the latest strain, the US drugmaker's CEO Albert Bourla said...More
BRUSSELS (AP) — The World Health Organization says the global risk from the omicron variant of the coronavirus is “very high” based on early evidence, and it could lead to surges with “severe consequences.”More
BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (AFP) — The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa yesterday urged countries to follow the science rather than imposing flight bans in a bid to contain the new Omicron novel coronavirus variant.More