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COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 114.7 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 2.5 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 69.6 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

Jamaica has 265 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica recorded 265 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths yesterday pushing the total number of cases to 24,103 and the death toll to 435.... Read More

Equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution is good sense, not altruism
MANY years ago, when I was venturing into coffee farming, I spent some time with the late Cecil Langford on his coffee farm up in the Blue Mountains trying to learn as much as I could about growing coffee. One of the important lessons he taught me was how to combat the dreaded berry...... Read More

Classroom confusion
The Government is being urged to provide clear directions on the way forward for the education sector following ambiguous announcements over the past week.... Read More

Muslims accept funeral ban

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

MEMBERS of at least one Muslim community in Jamaica are prepared to observe the Government's two-week ban on burials, even though this goes against a key tenet of their faith. Read More

Pastors differ on PM's church measure

BY BRITTNY HUTCHINSON Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

CHURCH leaders yesterday shared mixed views about the three-week restriction on the number of worshippers allowed in churches due to the jump in the number of active COVID-19 cases across the island. Read More

Funeral fear

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The two-week ban on burials imposed by the Government as it struggles to arrest a worrying spike in positive COVID-19 cases has drawn howls of protest from funeral directors fearful that they will run out of space to store bodies. Read More

Let us help you, JHTA tells health minister

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says it is ready, able and equipped to help with the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the island. Read More

US agency lowers Bermuda's COVID-19 risk assessment

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Health Ministry officials announced six new COVID-19 cases in Bermuda after the island received an upgrade boost from the United States Centres for Disease Control (CDC). Read More

65% of population to get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2022

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health and Wellness today outlined plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines in three phases to 65 per cent of the population by March 2022. Read More

Covax details rollout of 238 mn vaccine doses

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia will be among the biggest recipients of free COVID-19 vaccines before June -- more than 10 million doses each -- the Covax scheme announced Tuesday. Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 114.3 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 2.5 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 69.6 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

239 new COVID-19 cases as Jamaica records 7 more deaths

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's COVID-19 death toll increased to 432 after seven virus-related deaths were recorded yesterday. Read More

Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago's airport in late January, and Chile's president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming. “Today,” he said, “is a day of joy, emotion and hope.” Read More

Gov't, PSOJ to develop model to allow food delivery during curfew hours

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says a Cabinet sub-committee is now working with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) to develop an operating model so that the quick service industry will be able to operate during curfew hours. Read More



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