Family of Patient Zero getting death threats

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Relatives of the woman who became Jamaica’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been getting death threats from angry residents in their community, two family members have revealed. ‘Family Member 1’ and ‘Family…

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‘We will not die!’ - Empty pews as some churches cancel services, congregants stay home in fear of COVID-19

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Some leaders of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) churches in the Corporate Area and St Catherine preached over empty pews yesterday, as worshippers for the most part stayed clear from their doors as the threat of a public health crisis from the novel…

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Bull Bay under wraps … Residents anxious to be cleared after 14-day quarantine

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There was an eerie calm over Seven Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, yesterday, as members of the security forces stood guard at key entrance and exit points of the area now under quarantine, as the Government ramps up measures to stem the spread of…

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Bull Bay under wraps - … Residents anxious to be cleared after 14-day quarantine

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There was an eerie calm over Seven Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, yesterday, as members of the security forces stood guard at key entrance and exit points of the area now under quarantine, as the Government ramps up measures to stem the spread of…

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Nurses left stranded by fearful taxi drivers - Tufton threatens operators with sanctions

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Taxi drivers across Jamaica are being warned by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton that the Government may confiscate their licence if they continue to bar nurses from accessing their services, due to fear that COVID-19 may be transferred to…

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‘We will not die!’ - Empty pews as some churches cancel services, congregants stay home in fear of COVID-19 Government urges churchgoers to practise social distancing

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Some leaders of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) churches in the Corporate Area and St Catherine preached over empty pews yesterday, as worshippers for the most part stayed clear from their doors as the threat of a public health crisis from the novel…

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COVID-19 health emergency - Coronavirus could lock down Jamaica for the next five months

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The land of reggae music festivals, outdoor life and mass gatherings could become a country under COVID-19 medical emergency for the next three to five months, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton believes, which could effectively put…

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Missing businessman Roger Chang found murdered in Portland

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Businessman Roger Chang has been found murdered in Windsor Castle on the border of Portland and St Mary. Chang went missing yesterday. He had reportedly left Kingston with a woman to go to a waterfall in Portland and never returned home. His body was found this afternoon with…

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UPDATE: Gov’t withdraws self-quarantine rule for travellers from countries with COVID-19 spread

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising that effective Monday, March 14, all travellers from countries where there is local transmission of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will now be required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days….

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Bahamas’ first COVID-19 patient has no recent travel history

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The Bahamas has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
The patient is a 61-year-old woman. However, at a press conference this afternoon, acting Health Jeffrey Lloyd said the woman has not traveled in the past 20 days.

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