Author Archive: Shanice Gibbs

Vaccination Programme commences with a Public Health nurse being the first to receive the jab
  Exactly a year after Jamaica recorded its first confirmed COVID-19 case, the country has marked another historic event- the
More cases of the COVID-variant strain from the UK detected in Jamaica
Test results have shown that more cases of the United Kingdom COVID-19 variant strain have been detected in the country.   The
3,280 persons within priority group to be vaccinated tomorrow
  Some 3,280 persons within the priority group are to be vaccinated tomorrow.   This follows the receipt of some 50,000 doses
PM says Jamaica in the danger zone and stricter measures could be implemented if COVID-19 cases continue to rise
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned that if COVID-19 cases continue to rise, stricter measures could be implemented.   On
Handover of COVID-19 vaccines from India to take place this afternoon
The handover of COVID-19 vaccines donated by India will take place at the Norman Manley International Airport this afternoon.  
UPDATE: Another massive increase in COVID-19 cases with 878 new cases and 1 death
Another record has been set for the number of new COVID cases for a 24-hour period.   The Health Ministry says the country
Jamaica sets another COVID-19 daily record, with 878 new COVID-19 cases
Another record has been set for the number of new COVID cases for a 24-hour period.   Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, in
Public Health Professor suggests Government considers other COVID-19 measures including lockdowns
  Professor of Public Health at the University of the West Indies, Peter Figueroa says the country is facing a serious situation.