Updated | Health Ministry clarifies comments on frontline staff and coronavirus

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Health and Wellness Ministry has clarified comments by the health minister in an interview with The Sunday Gleaner about frontline workers and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to the ministry, no health worker has tested positive.

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Updated | Healthcare workers say hospitals not equipped with specialised gear to deal with COVID-19

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Frontline healthcare workers in the war against the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are expressing paralysing anxiety to deal with the outbreak, as confirmed cases continue to rise in Jamaica. Doctors and nurses stationed at…

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Doctors, nurses test positive for COVID-19 … not included in Jamaica’s 19 confirmed cases, says Tufton

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A “number” of first responders in Jamaica including doctors and nurses have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the health ministry has disclosed. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton could not give a precise figure, but acknowledged that…

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Coronavirus cases jump in the Caribbean

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

With Trinidad and Tobago now recording 49 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Caribbean country has closed all borders, effective midnight tonight. T…

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Crippled by COVID-19 fears - Healthcare workers say hospitals not equipped with specialised gear to deal with outbreak of the infectious disease

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Frontline healthcare workers in the war against the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are expressing paralysing anxiety to deal with the outbreak, as confirmed cases continue to rise in Jamaica. Doctors and nurses stationed at…

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Doctors, nurses test positive for COVID-19 - … not included in Jamaica’s 19 confirmed cases, says Tufton

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A “number” of first responders in Jamaica have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the health ministry has disclosed. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton could not give a precise figure, but acknowledged that…

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Election brakes - Coronavirus impacts EOJ, political parties

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) would be ready for a general election next February if the outbreak of the coronavirus is brought under control by mid-year. That is the assessment of EOJ boss Glasspole Brown after the outbreak of the…

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Help from Cuba - 140 healthcare professionals join Ja’s fight against virus

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Some 140 healthcare workers from Cuba arrived in the island yesterday as Jamaica seeks to boost its capacity to contain and treat the dreaded COVID-19 that has triggered the lockdown of the country’s air and seaports. Cargo, however, will still be…

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Gov’t delays incoming passenger restrictions for some J’cans until March 24

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Government has changed the order restricting incoming passengers at air and sea ports making exceptions for some Jamaicans. As a result, certain categories of Jamaicans overseas like ship workers, airline crew and people who commenced travel…

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Coronavirus crime wave - Security strategists warn about COVID-19 chaos

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Police commanders in Kingston’s commercial hub say they have bolstered patrols as businesses downtown brace for security threats during the COVID-19 scare. Head of the Kingston Central Division Superintendent Maldria Jones-Williams gave the…

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