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We had no choice – Health Ministry says St Joseph’s was best spot for quarantine against coronavirus | News

At a meeting yesterday, residents from Vineyard Town, Rollington Town and Franklyn Town expressed their dissatisfaction with the government’s decision to shut down St Joseph’s Hospital to the general public, and turn it into a quarantine facility in light of the spreading coronavirus. But, according to the permanent secretary in …

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Health & Wellness Ministry Enhances Cruise Ship Protocol Amid Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Health Minister and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton says they’ve enhanced the measures in relation to cruise ship vessels docking in Jamaica amid the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus. There’ve been concerns about whether or not the same protocols would apply for all ports of entry in Jamaica. According …

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Caribbean Countries Join Forces To Combat Deadly Coronavirus

Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, says Caribbean nations are working to prevent the deadly new coronavirus, from becoming endemic in the Region. He was speaking yesterday on Nationwide @ 5 after attending an emergency meeting on the new coronavirus, with other health ministers from across the Caribbean. He …

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Some J’cans In China Demand Repatriation, Others Want To Remain Even As Coronavirus Spreads & Death Toll Jumps To 170

Some Jamaicans living in China, where a deadly coronavirus is wreaking havoc, are demanding that the government have them evacuated and returned home.  But, according to one Jamaican teacher living in China, several of them want to remain in the Asian country. Shaneka Henry McLean says those Jamaicans are more …

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WHO Declares Coronavirus A Global Public Health Emergency

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, WHO, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, says the main reason for the declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries. He …

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