Category: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Local Phone Lines To Help With Registration of J’cans In China Goes Unanswered

Local phone lines announced to help with the registration of Jamaicans in China go unanswered today as the coronavirus outbreak continues to batter sections of China. ...

Jamaica Can Now Test For New Strain Of Coronavirus, CoVID 19 – Health Ministry

Jamaica can now test for the new strain of the coronavirus, CoVID 19, that’s wreaking havoc in China and spreading fear around the world. The country’s Chief...

First Patient Tests Negative for COVID-19, 3rd Person Isolated

The results for the first patient, who was placed in isolation, have come back negative for the novel Coronavirus,  COVID19. This was disclosed in a press release by...

Jamaica Should Be Able To Test For Coronavirus By Next Week – Health Ministry

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacqueline Bissasor- McKenzie says by next week Jamaica should be able to test for the novel coronavirus. She says training is to begin today...

Coronavirus: Almost 80 J’cans Who Recently Visited China Quarantined At Home

Almost 80 Jamaicans who’ve visited China between January 23 and February 8, 2020 have been quarantined at home. Jamaica’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr...

Jamaica Isolates Second Patient Over Coronavirus Fears, Health Minister Announces

The Health and Wellness Ministry says a second person who travelled from China to Jamaica last month, has presented with elevated symptoms that could suggest the novel...

Opposition Calls For Establishment Of Quarantine Centre In Western Jamaica

The Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, is calling on the government to urgently activate a quarantine area in western Jamaica in light of the new coronovirus...

Coronavirus: WHO Rushes To Fill Global Demand For Medical Masks

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the World Health Organization, WHO, is reviewing measures to meet the global demand for medical masks. This,...

Health & Wellness Ministry Enhances Cruise Ship Protocol Amid Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Health Minister and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton says they’ve enhanced the measures in relation to cruise ship vessels docking in Jamaica amid the...

Coronavirus: Tufton Walks Back China Travel Ban, Now Says It’s A “Heightened Restriction”

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton’s walking back his ban on travel to and from China. This as he explains that the country has embarked on a...