WASHINGTON DC, September 21, 2021 - President of the Pan American Health Organization’s 59th Directing Council, Jamaica's Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, has lamented the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 12, 2021 - The Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Implementation Programme has been endorsed by the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) and its affiliates.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 10, 2021 - Guyana’s Acting Opposition Leader Roysdale Forde, says the country’s health sector is nearing collapse, in a state of crisis and ruin, and underlines the failure of the installed government’s ad hoc plan to combat the spread of COVID and reduce its impact on our population.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 10, 2021 - Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has confirmed that the new variant B.1.621 – 'Mu' variant of COVID-19 is in Jamaica.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines -Sept. 8, 2021 - The Ministry of Health and Wellness in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has confirmed the presence of the mutant SARS CoV-2 virus variant known as B.1.621 – Mu variant.
Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is advancing by leaps and bounds with its anti-Covid-19 vaccination nationwide to immunize Cuban population amid a complex global health crisis due to the pandemic.
KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition Spokesperson for Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, is calling for national dialogue, in the form of townhalls, with the public on vaccination requirements for employees. Morris makes the call within the context of a third wave of COVID-19 and growing anxiety around the topic of mandatory vaccination for workers.
Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) In what is believed to be a world's first, Cuba has outlined plans to vaccinate its childhood population between the ages of two to eighteen against the deadly SARS CoV-2 Coronavirus which that country has engaged in an all out battle. This has resulted in the country developing five vaccine candidates in its war against the deadly virus.
KINGSTON, Jamaica September 5, 2021: The Opposition People’s National Party is calling for the Ministry of Health & Wellness to publish accurate data on the numbers of Covid and non-Covid patients who died in hospitals between Friday, August 27, 2021 and Monday, August 30, 2021, the period for which there was a shortage of oxygen in hospitals across the island.
Brussels, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission and AstraZeneca have settled a long dispute over coronavirus vaccine supply that will provide the bloc with 200 million doses by march 2022.