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JAMAICA | Forty COVID-19 deaths, 74 new cases in last 24 hrs

KINGSTON, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 –  As Jamaica continues to battle the COVID-19 virus amidst the recently announced community spread, the Ministry of Health & Wellness confirms two new COVID-19-related deaths bringing the total number of  deaths to 40 (1.1%), while three more deaths in COVID-19 positive individuals are under investigation.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Guy wants probe into hospital's refusal to admit young mother in labour

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 26, 2020: Opposition Shadow Minister of Health, MP Dr. Morais Guy, says the operations protocol within the public health system for COVID-19 needs to be reviewed immediately in light of the death of a young mother who was denied access to hospital care because she presented with flu-like symptoms, which were not considered serious.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | PM Holness Announces Nightly Islandwide Curfews for 7 Days

KINGSTON,  March 31, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced nightly islandwide curfews for a period of seven (7) days with effect from 8:00pm on April 1, 2020 to 6:00am on April 8, 2020. This is the latest in a series of measures announced by the Government to contain the novel coronavirus, COVID19, in Jamaica.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Gov't tightens restrictions to limit spread of COVID-19 Virus

KINGSTON, March 24, 2020 - The number of persons in Jamaica who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) have gone up by two and now confirmed at 21. This was among the annoiuncements made by  prime minister Andrew Holness at his Jamaica House press conference yesterday where he disclosed additional measures aimed at curtailing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

CARICOM Heads, Ministers agree on COVID19 Protocol

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 2, 2020 - Against the background of reports that the COVID-19 virus has now spread to the Caribbean, a regional protocol establishing minimum standards for dealing with the deadly virus was agreed to by CARICOM Heads of Government and Ministers of Health at the 8th Special Emergency Meeting in Barbados on Sunday.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in Health
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