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(ABC NEWS) – Pope Francis canceled his official audiences Friday after apparently coming down with a cold. The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff celebrated morning Mass as usual and greeted participants at the end. He planned to keep his private meeting schedule as planned, but decided to cancel the official audiences, the Vatican said. The ...

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(SNO) – There are three suspected cases of the dreaded coronavirus in the French Island of Guadeloupe, however they have not been proven to be positive and tests are presently underway. Samples have been taken from the three and sent to the Andrée Rosemon Hospital Center in French Guiana for analysis, the French newswebsite la1ere.francetvinfo.fr ...

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) – Cari­com Min­is­ters of Health held an emer­gency meet­ing on the COVID-19 virus on Wednes­day and agreed to the es­tab­lish­ment of a work­ing group to for­mu­late rec­om­men­da­tions and pro­to­cols for a pos­si­ble re­gion­al re­sponse to the dis­ease. Re­cent­ly the Cari­com Heads of gov­ern­ment out­lined that an out­break could re­verse eco­nom­ic gains of Cari­com ...

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(GIS) – Saint Lucia has been chosen as one the countries to pilot an education programme that seeks to lessen the digital education divide within the region. The programme was launched in Saint Lucia on Monday. The ProFuturo education programme seeks to narrow the education gap across the globe, by providing quality digital education for ...

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(AFP) — Mexico’s Health Ministry confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus on Friday, saying a young man had tested positive for it in the capital. “The individual is in stable condition,” said Hugo Lopez-Gatell, a senior ministry official. “He has a mild, mild illness,” with symptoms”similar to that of a cold. He is a ...

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(AFP) — The deadly coronavirus epidemic will cost world tourism at least $22 billion owing to a drop in spending by Chinese tourists, the head of the World Travel and Tourism Council said Thursday. The COVID-19 epidemic has killed more than 2,760 people, mostly in China — where it first emerged in December — and ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) and the National Workers Union (NWU) have amicably resolved their grievances, pertaining to the position of a staff member which was made redundant. This matter was resolved following a conciliation meeting at the Department of Labour on Thursday February 27, 2020. The CCC agreed to reinstate the ...

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(BVI NEWS) – Highly-placed sources have told BVI News that there is a suspected case of the Novel Coronavirus in the British Virgin Islands. It is being reported that a local recently arrived from China — the country where the outbreak originated — feeling ill and is now undergoing testing. When BVI News contacted the ...

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(BBC) – A common type of gut bacterium may increase a person’s chance of developing bowel cancer, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The bacterium is a type of E. coli infection, present in up to one in five people, scientists believe. It releases a toxin which experts say can damage the ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) – The Ministry of Health and Wellness announced a short while ago that it is expanding travel restrictions to four more countries, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread outside of China, with increasing cases of in-country infections. Making the announcement at the ministry’s New Kingston offices, portfolio minister Dr Christopher Tufton said ...

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