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Jamaica Confirms 19 Cases of Coronavirus, Closes All Air and Seaports

Staff Consortium | March 21, 2020

JAMAICA — Jamaica  Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Friday that three additional cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed, bringing the total to 19 in the island. The new cases pertain to a 38-year-old United States male citizen with a history of travel from Boston, who arrived in the island on March 14; a 30-year-old female with a history of travel from New York arriving in Jamaica on March 17; and a 60-year-old female, a retiree of Portland. The latter case is under investigation. “We are at the point in the epidemic where we are classified as having local transmission, that means that we have imported cases and persons infected locally have been traced to those imported cases,” the prime minister explained during a press conference at Jamaica House. The government has announced that effective  11:59 pm on Saturday…

Jamaica: No Opening of Bars, Nightclubs and Other…

Staff Consortium | March 18, 2020

JAMAICA — In an effort to reduce and eliminate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the government…

12 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Jamaica

Staff Consortium | March 18, 2020

JAMAICA — Twelve persons have now tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica, the Government…

Jamaica Now Has 10 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus

Staff Consortium | March 15, 2020

JAMAICA — The Jamaica Ministry of Health & Wellness reported Sunday that two new cases of COVID-19 have…

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Jamaica Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

Staff Consortium | March 10, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica has recorded its first case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) after a female born British citizen arrived here earlier this month, Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton...