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JAMAICA to get first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in two weeks

KINGSTON, February 2, 2021 - Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton informed the House of Representatives on Tuesday that Jamaica is set to receive its first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in another two weeks instead of what was initially projected in April.

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JAMAICA | Health Ministry urged to carry out tests for new COVID-19 variant

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 3, 2021: Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, says the Opposition is genuinely concerned about the government’s handling of the testing and release of information on the new variant strain of the coronavirus which is spreading globally.

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JAMAICA | Population at risk as Coronavirus now out of control says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 17, 2020: People’s National Party’s (PNP) Spokesman on Health and Wellness Dr Morais Guy, says the government has not only lost control of the fight against the coronavirus, but it has also abandoned the testing protocols, leaving the nation to battle the alarming increases in positive cases on its own.

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JAMAICA | 116 new COVID cases in 24 hours up to Sunday afternoon

KINGSTON, August 24, 2020 – As the spike in Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases continues to spiral, there is no hint of the September 3 general elections being postponed as the Health Ministry reports a record 116 new cases over the 24 hour period ending Sunday afternoon. This has pushed the overall total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,529.

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  • Countries Jamaica
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JAMAICA | 98 New COVID-19 Cases, Gov't Could call off elections If.......

KINGSTON, August 20, 2020 - If Jamaica continue to record more corona virus cases at a rate which threatens the country’s ability to respond, the government says it could call off the General Election if the current spike in COVID-19 cases poses a threat to national security.

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JAMAICA | PNP wants govt to begin hurricane preparation now

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, August 2, 2020: Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, says as the nation prepares for the hurricane season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a properly choreographed disaster management protocol must be put in place and immediately disseminated to the public to ensure the safety of all Jamaicans.

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JAMAICA | PNP Says Dr. Chris Tufton must clarify allegations in Public Domain

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, July 16, 2020: The Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy,  says the People’s National Party (PNP) has taken note of a series of allegations being circulated across social media that have implicated the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Market Me Jamaica, a full-service communications agency. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
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JAMAICA | Government back-tracks; all tourists to be tested for COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 12, 2020 - Faced with mounting pressure from civil society, business and tourism sectors of society, the government in a policy reversal, now says as of Monday, all tourists and Jamaicans arriving in the island will be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

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