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Jamaica to ramp up maritime surveillance

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct 22, 2014 - National Security Minister Peter Bunting, says the country’s maritime surveillance capacity, encompassing monitoring of the country’s territorial waters, will have to be ramped up, as part of the Government’s Ebola preparedness and response mechanism.

Jamaica bans travellers from Ebola infected countries

KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 17, 2014,– As Caribbean countries continue to put in place measures to deal with a possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the region, Jamaica has joined St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Kitts/ Nevis  in placing  a ban on nationals from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea entering their countries.
  • Published in Tourism

PM orders heightened Ebola Surveillance at Ports of Entry

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has instructed that Ebola surveillance at Jamaica’s ports of entry be heightened with immediate effect. This heightening involves an extension of the existing immigration form, to document information on countries which persons have visited or will intend to visit, and whether or not they experience symptoms similar to those characterizing Ebola, on arrival in the island.
  • Published in Health

Opposition signals Cooperation For ChikV Action and Ebola Plans

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 15, 2014 - The Parliamentary Opposition has signalled its full cooperation for the actions being taken by the Government to contain and reduce the spread of the Chikungunya virus, and plans being put in place to prevent the introduction of the Ebola virus in Jamaica, as well as measures to deal with any possible Ebola case in the country.
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