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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Crammed inside a prison cell is the last place one would want to be as the outbreak of an infectious disease ravages communities and threatens to destabilise the world. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spurred governments worldwide to advise their public to maintain social distancing, and to self-quarantine where necessary. However, ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — There was relative calm at quarantined Cornpiece settlement in Hayes, Clarendon, on Friday, day two of lockdown, as the Government mobilises to contain the local spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the island. This, except for one man, Adrian Nembhard, a resident of the community who complained that the package ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) would be ready for a general election next February if the outbreak of the coronavirus is brought under control by mid-year. That is the assessment of EOJ boss Glasspole Brown after the outbreak of the respiratory ailment, or COVID-19, and the containment measures imposed by the ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — h Trinidad and Tobago now recording 49 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Caribbean country has closed all borders, effective midnight tonight. T&T Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh revealed yesterday that the 40 new imported cases were among 68 people quarantined at Camp Balandra on Trinidad’s north-east coast. They were among ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — The Government has changed the order restricting incoming passengers at air and sea ports making exceptions for some Jamaicans. As a result, airline crew and certain categories of Jamaicans overseas like ship workers and people who commenced travel before March 20 will now be allowed until March 24 to return home instead of ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Some 140 medical professionals who arrived Saturday morning from Cuba to bolster Jamaica’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19, are to be quarantined before being deployed. The team will be quarantined for 14 days in keeping with protocol for persons arriving from COVID-19 affected countries. The practitioners arrived at the Norman Manley ...

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(JAMAICA STAR) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that Jamaica’s air and seaports will be closed to incoming passenger traffic, effective 11:59 pm Saturday, March 21, 2020, for a period of 14 days. According to the Prime Minister, outgoing passengers and cargo will still be allowed, as outgoing passengers will be accommodated while flights ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced three more confirmed cases of COVID-19. This pushes the total number of cases in Jamaica to 19. The new cases include a 38-year-old male US citizen with a history of travel from Boston who arrived March 14, a 30-year-old female with a history of travel from ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Tullow Oil Plc has fully written off its oil exploration licence for the Walton-Morant Basin offshore Jamaica, on which it has taken a US$36-million hit. The write-off relates to what the company indicated in its most recent earnings report was the relinquishment of the Walton-Morant licence due to “expiry or planned exit”, ...

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — As he recalled his grandfather’s tales of coffins lining the churches in Mason Hall during the 1918 Spanish Influenza, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday said Government will use a heavy hand if it needs to intervene in large gatherings. He made the comment yesterday in response to a question on religious ...

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