Tag: Health

Jamaica

Jamaica’s PM — Rise In COVID-19 Cases No Need For Panic

In a recent report, Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that while the spike in new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica is cause for concern, there is no need for panic. “The Government of Jamaica continues to manage the epidemic on a day-to-day basis, and I personally keep a direct track and [have] a direct hand in the management of the […]

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Brazil COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket

Brazil recorded 45,392 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2.7 million, its health ministry announced Saturday. The country reported 1,088 new deaths due to the virus, raising the nationwide death toll to 93,563. Brazil has the second most Covid-19 cases and deaths worldwide after the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Marcia […]

Jamaica

Jamaica — 120 New Doctors Hired

Following a public outcry from members of the medical fraternity, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has announced that 120 new doctors are to be hired in the public sector. In the press, it was recently reported that many interns were sitting at home unemployed because of budgetary constraints by the government. The situation was viewed as alarming, […]

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India’s COVID-19 Cases Spiraling

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the public should remain extremely vigilant as the country nears a total of 1,400,000 infections, with almost 50,000 cases reported in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned that the country is in for the long haul as the threat of the coronavirus is far from finished. “The threat of […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Climb To 774

Jamaica recorded six new COVID-19 cases, thus pushing their total to 774. In its latest media release, the Ministry of Health and Wellness said the new cases comprise two females and four males, with ages ranging from three to 53 years. Four of the cases are imported. Three arrived on flights from the United States and one on a cruise […]

Jamaica

4 New COVID-19 Cases Bring Jamaica’s Total To 690

Jamaica, in its latest report, has recorded four new positive cases of the coronavirus. This brings the total confirmed COVID-19 cases on the island to 690. The new cases consist of two females and two males, ranging from 24 to 38 years. Three are non-residents who have since left the island. The Ministry of Health & Wellness did not say […]

HEALTH/FOOD

How To Properly Wear A Mask?

If you choose to wear a mask: Before touching the mask, clean hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water Take the mask and inspect it for tears or holes. Orient which side is the top side (where the metal strip is). Ensure the proper side of the mask faces outwards (the colored side). Place the mask to […]

HEALTH/FOOD

Watch For COVID-19 Symptoms

According to the U.S. government agency, Center for Disease, Control, and Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.  People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or […]

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COVID-19 Massacre In Latin America

Latin America has now become the epicenter of the COVID-19 disease. In a breakdown of the cases in the region, PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne noted, “two of the three countries with the highest number of reported cases are now in the Americas.” “There can be no doubt our region has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic,” she added. […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

Although Jamaica’s recovery numbers of COVID-19 cases climbed to 279, the number of people tested positive for the disease continues to rise. In the government’s latest update, five new cases have brought the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 569. The five new confirmed cases include four females and one male, whose ages range from 32-46 years and […]