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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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Health Minister Attempts To Clarify Conflicting Data He Presented On Dengue Deaths

Home Latest_MA Health Minister Attempts To Clarify Conflicting Data He Presented On Dengue Deaths Latest_MA By Neika LewisFeb 12, 2020, 17:14 pm 11 Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, is attempting to clarify what appears to be conflicting data he has presented to the nation on dengue-related deaths since …

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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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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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EU To Spend $156m To Upgrade 4 St. James Health Centres

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, JSIF, will be embarking on a massive infrastructure upgrade project for four health centres in St James at a cost of 156 million dollars. The project is funded by the European Union through JSIF’s Poverty Reduction Programme, PRP. The centres are Adelphi, Barrett Town, Flanker, …

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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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