Health authorities still tracing COVID contacts, says Tufton

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DR Christopher Tufton has emphasised that the Ministry of Health and Wellness has not abandoned contact tracing, despite the country being in the community transmission phase of the COVID-19 pandemic which makes it extremely difficult to track how individuals are becoming infected with the virus.

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Smoking boy, siblings now in State care

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THE three-year-old boy at the centre of the controversial video making the rounds on social media has been put in a place of safety, along with his two siblings, while State officials consider an appropriate solution.

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Health ministry not projecting 17,000 COVID deaths

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A projection by public health expert Dr Alverston Bailey that thousands of Jamaicans could die as a result of the novel coronavirus has been rejected by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton, who has indicated that Government does not “intend to lose 17,000 Jamaicans” to the dreaded disease.

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JLP won the old-fashioned way

Observer on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Most Jamaicans polled believe the landslide victory secured by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the September 3, 2020 General Election resulted from the party running a better campaign than its main opponents, the People’s National Party (PNP).

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CHTA engages online round tables to rebuild tourism in the region

Observer on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has said that it will be engaging the use of online roundtable discussions as part of wider efforts to accelerate the rebuilding of the Caribbean’s tourism sector. This as the organisation seeks to ensure that the region emerges from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stronger than it was before the industry was brought to a virtual standstill.

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$4B and counting

Observer on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has so far exhausted $4 billion of its $5.6-billion income, with the bulk of it expended on drugs and personal protective equipment (PPE), permanent secretary in the ministry Dunstan Bryan has disclosed.

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Field hospital ready

Observer on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton (left), Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith and US Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia examine one of the beds in the newly erected modular field hospital at National Chest Hospital in St Andrew, while touring the facility donated by the US Government, yesterday.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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Young entrepreneurs call on Gov’t for a seat at the table

Observer on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA) is urging the new Andrew Holness-led Administration to facilitate greater inclusion of players from the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector in decision-making bodies and boards across Government.The association says this should be part of the Administration’s strategy to institutionalise support for MSMEs and a more integrated all-of-Government approach to MSME support.

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Field hospital to house recovering COVID patients

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JAMAICAN health officials can now breathe easy with the donation of an adjustable field hospital by the United States Government to assist with the island’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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This Day in History — September 25

Observer on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Today is the 269th day of 2020. There are 97 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2017: Britain’s Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle make their first public appearance as a couple, attending a wheelchair tennis event at the Invictus Games for wounded veterans in Toronto. OTHER EVENTS

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