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(JAMAICA STAR) – Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, on Tuesday announced that a new high-tech Cobas machine has been commissioned, thereby boosting the country’s capacity to test for the coronavirus. Dr. Tufton said that the machine will allow for the testing ofabout 384 samples during each eight-hour shift at the lab. “We ...

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(JAMAICA STAR) – China on Wednesday again reported no new deaths from the coronavirus, but registered 30 more cases — 23 of them brought from abroad. Of the domestic cases, all seven were reported in Heilongjiang province near the Russian border where a field hospital has been set up to deal with a new flare-up ...

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Trinidad & Tobago Guardian: The 33 Trinidadian nationals stranded in Barbados since March 23 will have to cool their heels a bit longer, after being told this morning they would have to undergo further testing before they can leave. According to a report in the Barbados Nation earlier, one of the passengers said they were […]

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(NEW YORK POST) – A 4-year-old boy was killed and partially eaten by wild pigs roaming the street near his home in India, according to a local report. “A pack of pigs were loitering around the garbage dump and attacked the child on spotting him,” Saidabad police spokesman K Srinivas told Telangana Today. The parents ...

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Health Minister Mary Issac has responded to criticisms that she is not actively involved in government’s response to the COVID-19 situation. At press time, Saint Lucia has recorded 15 cases of the virus and all have recovered. Yesterday the Ministry of Health stated that the 15 cases included high risk individuals like the elderly and […]

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Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir has been responding to concerns that officers at zoning checkpoints do not have facilities to relieve themselves, particularly at the Bordelais checkpoint. The concern was raised in parliament this week by Vieux Fort North MP, Moses Jn Baptiste, who indicated that he had been stopped at the Bordelais checkpoint. “There […]

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