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CARIBBEAN | Even Without Infections, Fitch Says Coronavirus Threatens Caribbean & LatAm Economies

NEW YORK, NY, February 29, 2020- Sovereign and corporate issuers in Latin America will be adversely affected by slower Chinese demand and commodity price weakness caused by coronavirus due to high commodity export dependence and direct trade exposure to China, says Fitch Ratings. The ultimate impact will depend on the duration and intensity of the outbreak and its effect on China’s and global GDP.

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  • Countries CARICOM

Cuban doctors work against coronavirus in China

Two Cuban doctors are now in China to “strengthen the fight” against the new coronavirus, the cause of the so-called Wuhan pneumonia, the official daily Granma reported this Monday.

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  • Countries Cuba
  • Published in Health

Cuban drug among those used to fight coronavirus in China

HAVANA, Cuba, February 12, 2020 - The recombinant Interferon alfa 2B antiviral (IFNrec), a leading biotechnology product in Cuba, is one of the medicines today used by China in treatments applied to patients with the 2019 coronavirus epidemic, according to a tweet from the Cuban embassy in the Asian country.

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  • Countries Cuba
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA Imposes Travel Ban To And From China in wake of Coronavirus

OCHO RIOS,  February 1, 2020 - In light of the Coronavirus being declared a global health emergency, the Jamaica Government has imposed a travel ban on all flights to and from China, and Jamaicans are also strongly advised not to travel to that country.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

CARICOM | Health Ministers to hold Emergency Meeting on deadly Coronavirus

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) February 1, 2020 - The Region’s Health Ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday 3 February on the novel Coronavirus which the World Health Organisation has now classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in CARICOM

WHO declares coronavirus a global public health emergency

WUHAN, China (AFP) — The World Health Organization yesterday warned all governments to “take action” over the SARS-like virus spreading from China that has killed 132 people and infected around 6,000 others.

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  • Countries United_Kingdom
  • Published in Health
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