Category: Coronavirus

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...

Jamaica Remains A Safe Destination Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – Tourism Minister

Jamaica remains a safe destination and is doing everything possible to prevent the Coronavirus from arriving on the nation’s shores. That’s the word this...

Caribbean Countries Join Forces To Combat Deadly Coronavirus

Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, says Caribbean nations are working to prevent the deadly new coronavirus, from becoming endemic in the...

No Signs Of Coronavirus Among 12 Quarantined – Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton says 12 people are still in quarantine as Jamaica continues its efforts to keep the deadly new coronavirus outside the country....

Nurses’ Association ‘Satisfied’ With Country Level Preparedness Amid Threat of Coronavirus

The Nurses’ Association of Jamaica, NAJ, is expressing satisfaction in the level of preparedness at public health facilities to manage the novel coronavirus,...

Jamaica Quarantines Then Repatriates 19 Chinese Tourists

Amid the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus, local health authorities yesterday quarantined 19 Chinese tourists when they landed at the Norman Manely International...