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JAMAICA | Island records 808 new COVID cases as Jamaica's vaccinations begin

KINGSTON, Jamaica March 10, 2021 - As Jamaica today begin vaccinating its population against the COVID-19 virus, one year after the introduction of the introduction of the first case of the virus to the island, the Ministry of Health and Wellness says Jamaica recorded 808 new cases of COVID-19 and three related deaths in the past twenty four hours.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Holness threatens shutdown if COVID-19 cases continue to rise

KINGSTON, March 8, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness is threatening a shutdown of the country if the number of persons who continue to be affected by COVID-19 continue to rise much further than the 878 persons who were today confirmed positive over the past 24 hours.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | PNP wants gov't to review and replace ineffective COVID-19 measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 7, 2021 -  The Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, MP, is today sharing the nation's collective shock and concern at the skyrocketing number of positive Covid-19 cases in Jamaica and calls for a national approach to the burgeoning crisis.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA working with US Gov't to stem crime, says Ambassador Marks.

WASHINGTON DC, March 5, 2021 - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks kicked off her town hall style, online meeting with the diaspora on Thursday March 4th 2021, by assuring Jamaicans that the government is working aggressively to implement all aspects of the Plan Secure Jamaica initiative, aimed at dealing with the crime problem facing the country.

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  • Countries Jamaica

Cuba develops new Sovereign 01 A vaccine candidate, an added bonus to fight Covid-19

Havana, Mar 5 - Cuba is not waiting on the beneficience of US President Joe Biden to ease the crushing  economic sanctions to determine whether it will be able to access Covid-19 vaccines. Its Development of four vaccine candidates against Covid-19 in a short time is a feat of Cuba's biotechnology, but reaching a fifth is an added bonus to the Cuban population.

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  • Countries Cuba
  • Published in Health

Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

(United Nations News) New York, March 3, 2021 - More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday. 

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  • Countries Caribbean
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