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Jamaica records third COVID-19 death
Jamaica has recorded a third COVID-19 death. This was announced by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton in a post on Twitter a short while ago. Tufton says details will be presented at a press briefing this afternoon. This... - 2020-04-01 14:15:39
US providing J$95 million towards Jamaica's COVID-19 fight
The United States Government has committed $95 million or US$700,000 to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica. These funds will go directly toward the country’s emergency response. The US Agency for... - 2020-04-01 12:15:30
Has coronavirus put brakes on crash deaths?
Although a sharp decline in crash fatalities in March has coincided with the rise of COVID-19 and a plunge in traffic, the Road Safety Unit’s front man says it is still too early to draw conclusions. January accounted for 37 fatal crashes... - 2020-04-01 00:29:16
Top regional golf champs cancelled
With the growing concern around COVID-19 in the region, the Caribbean Golf Association (CGA) has followed in the footsteps of many other sporting associations and has cancelled the 2020 Caribbean Classic, Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf... - 2020-04-01 00:25:40

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Heart attack kills COVID man - 13-y-o boy among two new positive cases
A 58-year-old man who had a travel history to France and was recovering from COVID-19 died yesterday at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), as government officials intensified calls for Jamaicans to limit movement and interaction to... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Jamaica records second COVID-19 death, now has 38 confirmed cases
The Ministry of Health has announced that a second patient has died from the coronavirus. The patient, who was hospitalised at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), was found unresponsive and was noted to have had a cardiac arrest....

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Jamaica records another COVID-19 related death
Jamaica has recorded another COVID-19 related death. This was announced by Health...

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Jamaica records third COVID-19 death
Jamaica has recorded a third COVID-19 death. This was announced by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton in a post on Twitter a short while ago. Tufton says details will be presented at a press briefing this afternoon. This...
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KINGSTON, JAMAICA: The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will take to the streets of Kingston in three months to host the 2020 edition of the Run For Your Heart 5K. Read more in the Firstlook»

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