Category: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: ‘Narrowing window’ to contain outbreak, WHO says

BBC – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern at the number of coronavirus cases with no clear link to China or other confirmed...

Health Ministry says COVID-19 Test Kits are Reliable and Accurate

Acting Director of the National Laboratory Services, Dr Michelle Hamilton is assuring Jamaicans they can rely on accurate results from the testing kits for COVID-19....

Designating St. Joseph’s Hospital A Covid-19 Quarantine Facility “A Proactive Move” – Health Minister

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the government’s decision to designate the St Joseph’s Hospital in St Andrew a quarantine facility...

J’Can Medical Student Stranded in Malaysia, Due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Issues ‘Come Get Me’ Plea

A Medical Student currently enrolled in a University in China who is currently stranded in Malaysia is pleading for assistance to return home to Jamaica. Twenty two year...

PAJ Heightens Health and Safety Protocols in Light of New Coronavirus, COVID-19, Threat

The Port Authority of Jamaica says it has heightened its health and saftey protocols in light if the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, threat. In a statement over the weekend...

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...