Jamaican invention a COVID-19 fighter

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UNIVERSITY of Technology (UTech), Jamaica student Rayvon Stewart is on top of the world this morning after his invention “XERMOSOL” was yesterday named by Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland as a possible key weapon in the fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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CIBC FirstCaribbean donates US$250,000 to regional COVID–19 fight

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Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean yesterday pledged US$250,000 toward the purchase of much-needed COVID-19 testing kits.The bank, through its charitable arm FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, will make the donation through its companies across the Caribbean.

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Jamaican invention a COVID-19 fighter

Observer on March 31st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

UNIVERSITY of Technology (UTech), Jamaica student Rayvon Stewart is on top of the world this morning after his invention “XERMOSOL” was yesterday named by Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland as a possible key weapon in the fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is expanding the criteria for COVID-19 testing in the island, signalling its intention to, among other things, roll out mobile units for the collection of samples across parishes in the coming weeks.The disclosure was made by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton during last evening’s virtual press conference, during which he stated that testing methods are constantly under review.

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CIBC FirstCaribbean donates US$250,000 to regional COVID–19 fight

Observer on March 31st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean yesterday pledged US$250,000 toward the purchase of much-needed COVID-19 testing kits.The bank, through its charitable arm FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, will make the donation through its companies across the Caribbean.

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Gov’t celebrates first COVID-19 patient recovery

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JAMAICA has recorded its first patient recovery as officials fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has said.The patient, who was referred to as patient five, is from St Ann. The patient was discharged from hospital last evening having registered two negative tests within 48 hours, after becoming asymptomatic.

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Golden Age Home and infirmaries cleaned, sanitised

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A comprehensive cleaning and sanitising exercise was carried out yesterday at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, Kingston, by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.Similar exercises were carried out at infirmaries in St Mary, Clarendon and Trelawny.

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Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing

Observer on March 31st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is expanding the criteria for COVID-19 testing in the island, signalling its intention to, among other things, roll out mobile units for the collection of samples across parishes in the coming weeks.The disclosure was made by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton during last evening’s virtual press conference, during which he stated that testing methods are constantly under review.

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Gov’t celebrates first COVID-19 patient recovery

Observer on March 31st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

JAMAICA has recorded its first patient recovery as officials fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has said.The patient, who was referred to as patient five, is from St Ann. The patient was discharged from hospital last evening having registered two negative tests within 48 hours, after becoming asymptomatic.

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Closure of EOJ offices to affect publication of voters’ list

Observer on March 31st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of their offices islandwide, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and alternative means of conducting business with the entity.

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