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GUYANA orders US$4 million Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Demerara Waves, March 28, 2021 - President Irfaan Ali on Friday announced that Guyana would be buying US$4 million (GYD$800 million) worth of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia to roll out a massive inoculation exercise from next week Wednesday.

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  • Countries Guyana
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Security Forces on High Alert to Enforce Stringent COVID-19 Measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 27, 2021 - The island's security forces have finalised preparations for the enforecment of the islandwide weekend  lock down over the next three weeks, the first of which is to take place this weekend commencing at 12 noon on Saturday, March 27 and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 29.

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  • Countries Jamaica

JAMAICA | Lessons Learnt from the COVID-19 Pandemic

MONTEGO BAY, March 23, 2021 - Observing the protocols instituted by the Jamaican Government to prevent the spread of the virus causing covid-19 seems to be a challenge for many of us in Jamaica. Supposedly it may be difficult for many of us to fathom how just the mere act of not having close contact could prevent the spread of the virus.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

BARBADOS | Clearing Arrangements For Excess Vaccines An Option

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 22, 2021 - Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has highlighted reaching a clearing arrangement for excess orders of COVID-19 vaccines, as one of the steps that can be taken to ensure developing countries receive their share of the vaccines.

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  • Countries Barbados

JAMAICA | New Measures Offer No Solutions to Medical Management of Crisis

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, MP, Dr Morais Guy, says the cabinet decisions announced by the Prime Minister to control the surge in COVID-19 cases focused entirely on social control strategies, while ignoring blatant breaches by the Government spaces they control such as tax offices, markets, and transport centres.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Holness announces new measures to tackle COVID-19 spread

KINGSTON, March 21, 2021 - In response to the dramatic spike in Jamaica’s COVID-19 infection rate over the past few days, prime minister Andrew Holness has announced a raft of new measures aimed at  curtailing what appears to be a runaway increase in the infection rate across the island.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

CELAC Supports CARICOM's Call for Global Vaccine Summit

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana - Friday, 19 March 2021  -  Mexico, acting for Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), has joined the call made by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to hold a Global Summit within the framework of the World Health Organization to address the urgent equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in CARICOM
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