KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica recorded 434 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths on Thursday, bringing the infection total to 81,828 and the virus death toll to 1,821.
Mandatory vaccination will become inevitable — PM
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — While underscoring that he will not be forcing anyone to take the COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said that mandatory vaccination will become unavoidable when a larger segment of the population becomes inoculated and demand that...
'Immunise… Save Lives' JN urges members, employees
THE Jamaica National Group yesterday revealed it is gearing up to embark on a comprehensive drive to achieve full immunisation against COVID-19 among its more than 2,000 employees and, by extension, Jamaicans islandwide.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica recorded 435 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Wednesday, bringing the infection total to 81,394 and the virus death toll to 1,809.More
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations' foremost gathering for the first time in the pandemic era yesterday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda and a sharply worded warning from the international organisation's...More
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Joe Biden addressed a COVID-19 summit of world leaders Wednesday with a promise to donate a "historic" extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to overcome the pandemic.More
THE Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will seek the Government of Jamaica's permission to allow fully vaccinated spectators the opportunity to cheer on Jamaica's Reggae Boyz in their Concacaf World Cup qualification game at the National Stadium on Sunday, October 10.More
Jamaica's Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday emphasised the importance of strengthening multilateral cooperation and addressing current weaknesses in the global public health system in order for countries to recover fully from the effects of...More
WASHINGTOIN, DC, United States (AP) — COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. And, like the worldwide scourge of a century ago, the novel coronavirus may never entirely disappear.More
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Employees at pharmaceutical company, Cari-Med Group, will soon be required to present proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or produce a negative PCR test, to be paid for out-of-pocket every two weeks, to maintain their status in the...More
UNITED STATES (AP)— COVID-19 deaths in the US have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.More
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding the more than 50,000 Jamaicans who will shortly be due their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to visit a vaccination site for their jab.More
PARIS, France (AFP)— The United States' decision to lift restrictions on incoming travellers vaccinated against COVID-19 was met with a sigh of a relief by the global airline sector, which has been dealt a body blow by the pandemic.More
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC)— Grenada Monday announced new measures regarding the burial of people who have succumbed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as the island deals with an “unprecedented” number of daily deaths from the pandemic since August.More
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC)— The Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) began its 59th Directing Council on Monday, with its director, Dr Carissa F Etienne, urging the adopting of a “one health policy” to allow for greater collaboration and coordination in dealing with...More
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica recorded 733 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Sunday, bringing the infection total to 80,406, and the virus death toll to 1,794.More