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JAMAICA | COVID-19 Cases in Jamaica Jumps to 223, Six deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica April 20, 2020 -  - The number of COVID-19 cases in Jamaica has risen to 223, an increase of 27 new cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll now climbs to six with the deatrh of retired chemist, Professor Emeritus Tara Dasgupta who is linked to the University of the West Indies (UWI) and who tested positive for COVID-19.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

GUYANA | GECOM's National Recount to observe COVID-19 Curfews

GEORGETOWN, April 20, 2020 - The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will have to adhere to the rules set out by the National Coronavirus Task Force (NCTF) during the national recount of the March 2, 2020 votes scheduled to take place soon.

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JAMAICA | Neita calls for full mobilization of Disaster Agencies and Social Agencies

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 19, 2020: Opposition Shadow Minister of Local GovernmentM.P. Natalie Neita,  wants the Minister of Local Government to strategically coordinate and mobilize a COVID-19 sensitization plan to include the Parish Disaster Management Committees, the Social Development Commission and the Poor Relief Services for the over 785 communities throughout the island with emphasis on rural Jamaica.

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JAMAICA | Jamaicans stranded in the United States may get to go home soon

WASHINGTON DC, April 17, 2020 - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks says every effort is being made to get Jamaicans stranded in the United States home as soon as possible and to have the US extend the expired temporary visas of Jamaicans caught in the US due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Increase To 143

KINNGSTON, April 16, 2020 - Jamaica now has 143 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. This is ther word from Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, as he gave an update on Thursday during a virtual press conference from his New Kingston offices.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Gov't Snubs Cuban drug used for COVID19, US Blocks Ja Test Kits

KINGSTON, April 16, 2020- As the COVID-19 virus begins to spread within the Jamaican community, Health Minister Christopher Tufton has adbvised parliament, that  the Jamaican Government will not be using the Cuban antiviral drug Interferon Alpha 2B to treat persons battling COVID-19, on the advice of the island's Chief Medical Officer who informed the drug was not globally used.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health
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