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JAMAICA | Population at risk as Coronavirus now out of control says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 17, 2020: People’s National Party’s (PNP) Spokesman on Health and Wellness Dr Morais Guy, says the government has not only lost control of the fight against the coronavirus, but it has also abandoned the testing protocols, leaving the nation to battle the alarming increases in positive cases on its own.

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JAMAICA | 116 new COVID cases in 24 hours up to Sunday afternoon

KINGSTON, August 24, 2020 – As the spike in Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases continues to spiral, there is no hint of the September 3 general elections being postponed as the Health Ministry reports a record 116 new cases over the 24 hour period ending Sunday afternoon. This has pushed the overall total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,529.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | 98 New COVID-19 Cases, Gov't Could call off elections If.......

KINGSTON, August 20, 2020 - If Jamaica continue to record more corona virus cases at a rate which threatens the country’s ability to respond, the government says it could call off the General Election if the current spike in COVID-19 cases poses a threat to national security.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | PNP wants govt to begin hurricane preparation now

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, August 2, 2020: Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, says as the nation prepares for the hurricane season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a properly choreographed disaster management protocol must be put in place and immediately disseminated to the public to ensure the safety of all Jamaicans.

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  • Countries Jamaica

JAMAICA | PNP Says Dr. Chris Tufton must clarify allegations in Public Domain

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, July 16, 2020: The Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy,  says the People’s National Party (PNP) has taken note of a series of allegations being circulated across social media that have implicated the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Market Me Jamaica, a full-service communications agency. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Government back-tracks; all tourists to be tested for COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 12, 2020 - Faced with mounting pressure from civil society, business and tourism sectors of society, the government in a policy reversal, now says as of Monday, all tourists and Jamaicans arriving in the island will be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | COVID-19 Cases in Jamaica Jumps to 223, Six deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica April 20, 2020 -  - The number of COVID-19 cases in Jamaica has risen to 223, an increase of 27 new cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll now climbs to six with the deatrh of retired chemist, Professor Emeritus Tara Dasgupta who is linked to the University of the West Indies (UWI) and who tested positive for COVID-19.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Gov't Snubs Cuban drug used for COVID19, US Blocks Ja Test Kits

KINGSTON, April 16, 2020- As the COVID-19 virus begins to spread within the Jamaican community, Health Minister Christopher Tufton has adbvised parliament, that  the Jamaican Government will not be using the Cuban antiviral drug Interferon Alpha 2B to treat persons battling COVID-19, on the advice of the island's Chief Medical Officer who informed the drug was not globally used.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health
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