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AFRICA | IMF, moots Cautious Reopening for Sub-Saharan Africa

Washington, DC – June 29, 2020 - The International Monetary Fund says the regional outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa has deteriorated sharply since the April 2020 Regional Economic Outlook report and the economy is now expected to contract by 3.2 percent in 2020; double the contraction expected in April. 

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  • Countries Africa

Why managing blood pressure matters during COVID-19 pandemic

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of death around the world. It’s also one of the top risk factors causing in premature death and disability. And it’s more common in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world: 46% of the region’s adults over the age of 25 have hypertension.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Africa

JAMAICA | Take a stand on Principle says Jamaica Cuba Friendship Assoc.

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, June 26, 2020 - The Jamaica Cuba Friendship Association says it joins with the rest of progressive humanity, especially those in our Caribbean region, in condemning in the strongest possible terms, the recent bill that was proposed by United States of America  Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz, that threatens punitive sanctions against countries that are benefitting from Cuba’s medical assistance, which is particular repugnant during this critical period of the struggle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Countries Cuba

JAMAICA | Gov't needs to rethink decision not to pre-test arriving visitors

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 26, 2020: Shadow Minister of Health, Dr. Morais Guy, is calling on the government to urgently rethink the decision, not to require the pretesting of persons arriving on the island, as within the past 12 days the country has seen a big jump in the number of positive cases of the coronavirus, mainly from among persons coming into the country. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

Wear Face Mask to reduce spread of Covid-19 says new study

As many Caribbean countries which depend on tourism for a living prepare to reopen amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, their attention is riveted to the continually rising levels of new cases particularly in the tourism catchment areas of the United States, Britain and Europe.

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  • Countries None
  • Published in Health
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