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COVID-19 | Phones Could Track the Spread of Covid-19. Is It a Good Idea?

THE WIRE - In 2011, two scientists at Cambridge University in the UK devised a clever way to measure and model the spread of the flu—an app called FluPhone that used Bluetooth and other wireless signals as a proxy for interactions between people, and asked users to report flu-like symptoms.

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Coronavirus: Pandemic alert should be trigger for countries to do more against COVID-19

Countries must “double-down” on their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the UN health agency said on Wednesday, after announcing that the global emergency can now be described as a pandemic. UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the announcement as “a call to action – for everyone, everywhere.”

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  • Published in Health

CARIBBEAN | Even Without Infections, Fitch Says Coronavirus Threatens Caribbean & LatAm Economies

NEW YORK, NY, February 29, 2020- Sovereign and corporate issuers in Latin America will be adversely affected by slower Chinese demand and commodity price weakness caused by coronavirus due to high commodity export dependence and direct trade exposure to China, says Fitch Ratings. The ultimate impact will depend on the duration and intensity of the outbreak and its effect on China’s and global GDP.

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Cuban doctors work against coronavirus in China

Two Cuban doctors are now in China to “strengthen the fight” against the new coronavirus, the cause of the so-called Wuhan pneumonia, the official daily Granma reported this Monday.

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  • Countries Cuba
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Cuban drug among those used to fight coronavirus in China

HAVANA, Cuba, February 12, 2020 - The recombinant Interferon alfa 2B antiviral (IFNrec), a leading biotechnology product in Cuba, is one of the medicines today used by China in treatments applied to patients with the 2019 coronavirus epidemic, according to a tweet from the Cuban embassy in the Asian country.

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  • Countries Cuba
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JAMAICA Imposes Travel Ban To And From China in wake of Coronavirus

OCHO RIOS,  February 1, 2020 - In light of the Coronavirus being declared a global health emergency, the Jamaica Government has imposed a travel ban on all flights to and from China, and Jamaicans are also strongly advised not to travel to that country.

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  • Countries Jamaica
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CARICOM | Health Ministers to hold Emergency Meeting on deadly Coronavirus

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) February 1, 2020 - The Region’s Health Ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday 3 February on the novel Coronavirus which the World Health Organisation has now classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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