Several Percy Junor nurses in quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 patient

Gleaner on March 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Several nurses at the Percy Junor Hospital in Manchester have been sent home to be quarantined after being exposed by a male patient who last week tested positive for the coronavirus.

 

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Man killed, two sisters among children injured in Mount Ogle gun attack

Gleaner on March 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

One man was last night shot dead and two sisters among three children injured in an attack in Mount Ogle near Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew.The St Andrew North Police said the incident happened about 8 o’clock at an area called S-Corner.The deceased has been identified…

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Man killed, three children injured in Mount Ogle gun attack

Gleaner on March 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

One man was last night shot dead and three children injured in an attack in Mount Ogle near Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew.The St Andrew North Police said the incident happened about 8 o’clock at an area called S-Corner.The deceased has been identified…

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COVID brings overcast skies to Sunshine City

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COVID-19 is presenting Angella Phillips with hard lessons she has never faced before. Phillips, the owner of the Learning Gateways Homework Centre, located in Portmore Pines Plaza, said that the islandwide shuttering of schools has hit her business…

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Hotel, school lockdowns slash JPS revenues

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The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) is already seeing its bottom line bleed from the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, costing the power provider hundreds of millions of dollars with the onset of the fallout into its early stages….

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Cops charge man for lockdown voice note hoax

Gleaner on March 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The police have nabbed a man they allege is the mastermind behind a viral hoax voice note claiming Westmoreland was being placed under a lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Law enforcers yesterday said they have charged Zavian Patterson, 37…

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COVID shield in the works - Jamaican engineer pitches 3D reusable protection

Gleaner on March 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Locally produced 3D face shields could become available for healthcare workers who are on the front line of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Jamaican authorities are seeking to ramp up the supply of gear for doctors and nurses, with the World Health…

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Homeless get food lifeline

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As concerns heighten over the vulnerability of Kingston’s homeless population to the novel coronavirus, Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie said that the Government is in a race against time to retrofit a facility…

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Bunting pitches Good Neighbour to MPs - Manchester Central vulnerable get COVID-19 assistance

Gleaner on March 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has launched a Good Neighbour initiative to recruit an army of helpers for the elderly and other groups vulnerable to displacement from COVID-19, the viral disease that…

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‘It burns my heart!’ - Gov’t senator calls for suspension of agri imports as farmers count losses

Gleaner on March 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Influential government senator Don Wehby has called for the suspension of the importation of agricultural produce that is produced locally amid the economic squeeze farmers are now having to bear because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wehby, who was…

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