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PAJ Heightens Health and Safety Protocols in Light of New Coronavirus, COVID-19, Threat

The Port Authority of Jamaica says it has heightened its health and saftey protocols in light if the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, threat. In a statement over the weekend the PAJ says in relation to the current threat from the new strain of the coronavirus, all responses are being led by …

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Jamaica Can Now Test For New Strain Of Coronavirus, CoVID 19

Jamaica can now test for the new strain of the coronavirus, CoVID 19, that’s wreaking havoc in China and spreading fear around the world. The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor-Mckenzie, made the revelation during last evening’s edition of Nationwide @ 5. Dr. Bisasor-McKenzie says as of yesterday the …

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Jeezy and Jeannie Mai Getting Trolled With Coronavirus Insults On IG

The internet is a nasty place as Jeezy and his girlfriend Jeannie Mai are finding out. The world has been gripped with the quick spread of the deadly Coronavirus, which has so far claimed the lives of 1,370 people. Originating in China, there are currently 60,410 confirmed cases of the …

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Third Jamaican isolated, first tests negative for novel coronavirus

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says a third Jamaican has been put in isolation following arrival into the island at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Tuesday, February 11. The traveller underwent the relevant protocols in keeping with the current travel restrictions and was discovered …

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Jamaica Should Be Able To Test For Coronavirus By Next Week

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacqueline Bissasor- McKenzie says by next week Jamaica should be able to test for the novel coronavirus. She says training is to begin tomorrow for local health professionals. She says in the interim, tests are being conducted at the Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA and the …

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‘Mi business mash up’ – Woman says coronavirus quarantine facility will hinder her livelihood | News

Princess was not a pleased woman when she took to the street in front of the St Joseph’s Hospital on Monday to protest, after hearing that the institution will be used as a quarantine facility for persons who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. She told THE STAR that …

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Second J’can isolated after symptoms progress amid Coronavirus concern | News

A  patient who was being quarantined after returning home from China is now showing a “progression of symptoms”. The patient has now been isolated at a medical facility. This is the second patient to be isolated. Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, chief medical officer, is reporting that the patient has been tested and that the …

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Coronavirus update: Ministry isolates person with elevated temperature

One person who recently travelled to Jamaica from China has presented with an elevated temperature that has led health authorities to move them from quarantine to isolation. The Ministry of Health and Wellness made the revelation in a statement a short while ago. According to the ministry, the person has …

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Jamaica Isolates Second Patient Over Coronavirus Fears, Health Minister Announces

The Health and Wellness Ministry says a second person who travelled from China to Jamaica last month, has presented with elevated symptoms that could suggest the novel coronavirus. It says between January 23 and February 8, 116 persons arrived in Jamaica who had been in China 14 days prior to …

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Jamaica Isolates First Patient Over Coronavirus Fears, Health Minister Announces

The Health and Wellness Ministry says one person who travelled from China to Jamaica last month, has presented with elevated symptoms that could suggest the novel coronavirus. It says between January 23 and February 8, 116 persons arrived in Jamaica who had been in China 14 days prior to arrival …

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