Third Supplementary Estimates to be tabled because of COVID-19

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A third supplementary budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year is to be tabled in Parliament as the Government moves to contain the fall out resulting from the COVID-19 disease now affecting Jamaica. The Supplementary Estimates are to be tabled…

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#COVID-19 | Jamaica confirms 13th Coronavirus case

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Jamaica has another recorded another case of the coronavirus. This pushes to 13, the total number of cases here and Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the latest person is linked to ‘patient one’ who came to Jamaica from the United…

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Crowd crackdown - $1m fine looms as Gov’t bans mass gatherings, closes bars, nightclubs

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In a bid to contain the local spread of the COVID-19 disease, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced a raft of restrictions including limiting gatherings in public spaces to 20 persons or fewer, prompting operators of KFC, Jamaica’s…

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COVID drives patients to log on to online doctors

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With social distancing becoming the new normal in the wake of 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica, more people have been seeking medical attention through telemedicine. Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services such as…

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Father of Patient One denies having COVID-19

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The father of Patient One, the woman who the Ministry of Health tagged the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jamaica, has denied having the disease, claiming that nurses said that he had tested negative for the novel coronavirus. According to him…

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COVID-19 fallout could cost billions

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Should half of Jamaica’s 2.8 million population contract COVID-19, the country could see a potential 47,600 fatalities and an estimated $1 billion in productivity losses. This is according to a Ministry of Health…

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Transport sector brakes up amid virus fallout

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Monday is the new Sunday. That’s the reality cabbies, Coaster bus drivers and the Jamaica Urban Transit Company woke up to yesterday as ridership was a major casualty of the fallout from COVID-19. A week after the health ministry confirmed the…

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MoBay will ride out COVID-19 storm – mayor

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WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has urged the citizens of St James to remain calm amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the city of Montego Bay and the wider St James would weather the passage of the novel coronavirus. Davis…

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Dead end for funeral homes - KPH turns away bodies because of coronavirus concerns

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The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) has reportedly advised funeral homes that it will not accept bodies for post-mortems until further notice because of COVID-19 concerns. Chief executive officer (CEO) of House of Tranquillity, Joseph Cornwall,…

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Dengue and coronavirus condemned as fatal combo

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WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay residents have been urged to be more proactive in managing mosquito-control activities in order to prevent a potential collision of dengue fever with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far recorded 12 confirmed cases. “…

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