COVID concerns on children mount

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A two-month-old child is among 31 new cases of COVID-19 recorded by the health ministry yesterday, pushing the tally to 288. On Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported that a four-year-old child from Montego Bay died as a result of COVID-19,…

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COVID concerns mount as it relates to children

Gleaner on April 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A two-month-old child is among 31 new cases of COVID-19 recorded by the health ministry yesterday, pushing the tally to 288. On Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported that a four-year-old child from Montego Bay died as a result of COVID-19,…

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‘I got scared’ - Caribbean students stranded in Ja amid pandemic tell their stories

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Stuck in Jamaica following the closure of the island’s borders as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Akilah Southwell, an Antiguan, and first-year law student at The University of the West Indies (UWI), was homesick. When news came…

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SOE ready! - Minister says declaration could be made if coronavirus cases escalate

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The Government is prepared to call an all-island state of emergency if the COVID-19 outbreak escalates, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith told the Senate on Friday. In defending the Government’s decision not…

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COVID concerns mount as it relates to children

Gleaner on April 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A two-month-old child is among 31 new cases of COVID-19 recorded by the health ministry yesterday, pushing the tally to 288. On Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported that a four-year-old child from Montego Bay died as a result of COVID-19,…

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Senior citizen battling cancer murdered

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Spring Bank, Portland The brutal killing of 76-year-old Kitchena Howard of Spring Bank in Portland, Thursday night, has left his 17-year-old granddaughter and residents in the area grief-stricken. Sherika Clarke told The Gleaner that her…

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WRHA offers counselling to families of deceased COVID-19 patients

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WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, the regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says the entity has counselling services for the relatives of persons who died from COVID-19. The WRHA boss made the announcement in the aftermath…

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Banks & deposit-taking institutions to suspend dividends

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Sagicor Group Jamaica yesterday announced the postponement of its previously declared interim dividend payment of 40 cents per stock unit, following a recommendation from the Bank of Jamaica to all Financial Holding Companies. “We sincerely regret…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo - Dwayne Hall

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Jamaicans, we will get through this period. Coronavirus infections have started to escalate here and we want to keep it at a level that our healthcare system can manage and still function adequately to save lives. If it gets out of control, we will…

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Hanover groups team up to keep COVID-19 out

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Western Bureau: Several stakeholders in Hanover have united to form a group, Hanover Strong, to lead the charge in keeping the deadly coronavirus out of the western parish. The group, which features representatives from the Church, community…

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