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(PRESS RELEASE) — The World Blind Union is calling on governments and national leaders to ensure that public information and health care communication messages regarding the coronavirus pandemic are accessible to all including the blind and partially-sighted persons. Essential information should be made available in accessible formats such as braille, audio, large print, plain language ...

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(AFP) — The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday rejected economically devastated Venezuela’s request for a $5 billion loan to help it cope with the onslaught of coronavirus on the country that an aid agency warned is as prepared as war-torn Syria. President Nicolas Maduro made the request earlier Tuesday but, in a statement hours later, ...

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(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence in a pre-recorded message on Wednesday confirmed Guyana’s fifth case of the novel coronavirus. The fifth person, like the other cases, are all related to the first case confirmed on March 11th. “We have since as of today confirmed four additional cases – all family ...

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(NEW YORK POST) — Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to release “vulnerable” inmates from city jails to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic into local lockups, he said Wednesday. “In the next 48 hours, we will identify any inmates who need to be brought out because of either their own health conditions — if ...

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(DOMINICA VIBES) — The Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving Mcintyre, announced recently that Dominica is the only OECS country able to test for COVID-19. The Pan American Health Organisation confirmed to Vibes News that the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organisation and PAHO trained and equipped 29 laboratories throughout the region ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — MBC/Real FM is aware of the precautions that need to be taken during the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, MBC/Real FM is postponing the “Give I Strength” concert that was scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2020, as we are prioritizing the health of our performers and patrons by taking this decision. We ask that ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The recently opened 102-room Koi Resort St Kitts, Curio Collection by Hilton, is to close temporarily as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to reports, the resort has stopped accepting reservations and staff will be sent home for the next two weeks due to a downturn of business. It was ...

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(SNO) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who went into self-isolation Tuesday morning after reportedly feeling sick, has received good news: he does not have the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The prime minister’s wife, Raquel DuBoulay-Chastanet, disclosed in a post on her Facebook profile late Tuesday evening that her husband tested negative for the dreaded ...

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(SNO) — Former Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs, Emma Hippolyte, and her sister are under self-quarantine after they reportedly came in contact with a male patient who has shown symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), medical sources disclosed late Tuesday. The male individual who recently arrived in St. Lucia from ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago advises the population of two new confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Thus, in total, seven persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. All positive COVID-19 cases, thus far, have been imported. The required infection control protocols continue to be implemented ...

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