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(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) — President Trump, under mounting pressure over his own halting response to the COVID-19 pandemic, froze all U.S. funding for the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing the United Nations agency of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” Speaking during a briefing in the White House Rose ...

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Press Release:–  The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) advises customers requiring access to the Seaports (Port Castries and Vieux Fort) for clearing of personal effects (barrels, packages, boxes etc.) to be guided as follows: ? One customer only per transaction will be directed by the Port Police Officer(s) on duty to the […]

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A Saint Lucia family is in mourning after the death of a London prison worker from suspected Coronavirus, UK media reports say. The deceased has been identified as Bovil Peter, 64. According to the Evening Standard, the deceased was a member of the support staff at HMP Pentonville in Islington. The publication said Peter died […]

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(NEW YORK POST) – Coronavirus death rates are nearly six times lower in countries that use a nearly century-old tuberculosis vaccine, a new study found. The study, conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that the COVID-19 mortality rate among countries that use the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination was ...

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(BBC) – Measles outbreaks may occur as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, officials say, because some vaccination programmes are having to be delayed. Unicef says 117 million children in 37 countries may not get immunised on time. There have been several large outbreaks in countries across Europe where MMR vaccine uptake has been low. ...

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(AP) — A French court has ordered Amazon to stop selling, receiving or delivering non-essential goods for the next month to protect its employees from the virus. Amazon protested Tuesday’s emergency ruling, while unions hailed it as a victory for workers’ rights and public health. The ruling requires Amazon to evaluate health risks at all ...

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Press Release:– As of April 13, 2020 the WHO reported a total of 1,773,084 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 111,652 deaths. There are now 610,742 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. The affected region includes Dominican Republic (2,967), Haiti (31), Barbados (68), Jamaica (69), Cuba (669), Dominica (16), Grenada (14), Trinidad and […]

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(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – AN INCOMPLETE general and regional elections, coupled with the effects of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and falling oil prices, could stymie Guyana’s potential economic boom, said the World Bank. The World Bank, in a semi-annual report on the Latin America and Caribbean Region, titled: “The Economy in the Time of COVID-19,” ...

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(AFP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was extending its global emergency designation of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after fresh cases were detected. The announcement comes just a day after the vast central African country had been expected to announce that its outbreak was over. The epidemic ...

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