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Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is thought to be driving increased transmission of the disease in parts of the UK. The government has placed some regions including London under new, stricter coronavirus restrictions, known as Tier 4.

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  • Countries United_States
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Health Ministry urged to carry out tests for new COVID-19 variant

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 3, 2021: Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, says the Opposition is genuinely concerned about the government’s handling of the testing and release of information on the new variant strain of the coronavirus which is spreading globally.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

CARICOM | Statement by outgoing Chair of CARICOM, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

GEORGETOWN, December 31, 2020 - The following is the end of year statement by the outgoing chairman of  the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, as he turns over the reigns of leadership to his successor, Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • Countries CARICOM
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JAMAICA | UK Travel ban extended until January 31

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Thursday, December 31, 2020: The Government of Jamaica has extended the travel ban on flights coming in country from the UK until Sunday, January 31, 2021.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | PNP wants travel ban from countries where mutated virus detected

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 22, 2020: While Peoples National Party Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness  Dr Morais Guy  has  supported the government's ban on travel from the United Kingdom (UK), he wants more done to safeguard the Jamaican population from the possible risk of infection from the mutated virus.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health
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