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Author Archive: Shanice Gibbs

Jamaica recorded 336 COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths yesterday
The country has recorded 336 new COVID-19 cases pushing the country’s case count to 23, 599.   Of the new cases, 201 are
Health Ministry says not enough information available to recommend for or against use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment
The Health and Wellness Ministry says there is not enough information to recommend for, or against the use of Ivermectin for COVID-19
All persons travelling to Jamaica must have negative COVID-19 test, among several measures to reduce COVID-19 numbers
Jamaicans returning home will now be required to present a negative COVID-19 test.   The test must be done within 72 hours prior
Government announces prohibition on funerals and burials over a two-week period
The Government will be prohibiting funerals and burials over a two-week period.   This will take effect from March 8 to 22.  
Amber Group reportedly fixes second security lapse that exposed private keys and passwords for the Government’s JamCOVID app and website
The Amber Group has reportedly fixed a second security lapse, that exposed private keys and passwords for the Government’s JamCOVID app
Health Ministry says more sections of hospitals will be converted into COVID wards to meet the growing demand for beds for COVID-19 patients
The Ministry of Health and Wellness says more sections of hospitals will be converted into COVID-19 wards to meet the growing demand
Teachers and other persons essential to the operations of schools to be included as a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination
Teachers and other persons essential to the operations of schools will be included as a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination.  
Opposition on health says no tighter curfew restrictions needed for tomorrow, Ash Wednesday
Opposition spokesman on Health and Wellness, Dr. Morais Guy, says there is no need for additional COVID-19 restrictions to be
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