6 MORE CASES: Father of Patient 0 among at least two local transmissions as COVID starts to spread

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The local retail and distribution trade has given the assurance that it has up to three months’ supply of basic foods and other essentials in storage, the Jamaican Government has announced. The declaration comes amid rising concern about the impact…

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Parents embrace mass school closure

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Some parents have welcomed the Government’s order that all schools be closed for an initial 14-day period because of the snowballing threat from COVID-19. The shutdown takes effect today. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed approximately 5,000 people…

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FOOD FOR MONTHS - In plea against panic, Clarke says three months’ supply of essentials in warehouses

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The local retail and distribution trade has given the assurance that it has up to three months’ supply of basic foods and other essentials in storage, the Jamaican Government has announced. The declaration comes amid rising concern about the impact…

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Jamaica confirms six new Coronavirus cases, local spread begins

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Jamaica has confirmed six more cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This pushes to eight the number of people do far tested positive for the virus. The first two were people who arrived from the United Kingdom. In a statement issued early Friday…

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Tufton clarifies CMO’s statement on COVID-19 transmission

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Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that based on information from the World Health Organization, there is a remote chance that the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, can be spread by a person who is asympomatic. He was,…

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Anglicans pull back on communion, visits to shut-ins

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Long-standing rituals such as communion will be altered or suspended in the wake of the emergence of novel coronavirus infections in Jamaica, the Rev Dr Howard Gregory, archbishop of the Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies, has said…

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CMO: Eight weeks to peak week

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The Jamaican Government is working to expedite the delivery of vital hospital equipment in anticipation that COVID-19, the infections disease caused by the novel coronavirus, will peak here in about eight weeks. This is based on modelling…

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Golding proposes ‘no guarantors’ to access SLB loans

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The next People’s National Party government will eliminate the requirement of guarantors as a condition of students being able to borrow from the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB), Mark Golding, opposition spokesman on finance, has said. Golding said…

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Carnival sinks Princess Cruises for two months

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Carnival Cruise Lines-owned Princess Cruises will halt global operations of its 18 cruise ships for two months, a move that will rock the tourism-dependent Caribbean, including Jamaica. It is also the first sign of a major crack…

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Teachers begged for school closure – Speid

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Demands from teachers have been credited with causing the Holness administration to close schools amid anxiety over the emergence of the novel coronavirus in Jamaica. Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced, in an emergency press briefing yesterday…

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