KINGSTON, Jamaica— Despite growing hesitancy worldwide and relatively low take-up by Jamaica's essential workers so far, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has sought to assure that his Government will not make it mandatory for Jamaicans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Barely a month after announcing relaxed COVID-19 measures the Jamaican Government was yesterday forced to back-pedal, pushed by rising infections numbering an average 135 new cases per day with a staggering 1,318 new cases already recorded for the month of July...
Mixed reactions to new COVID measures
LUCEA, Hanover — Hanover's entertainment, business and education sectors gave mixed responses to Prime Minister Andrew Holness's announcement of tighter COVID-19 measures which take effect today.
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Despite growing hesitancy worldwide and relatively low take-up by Jamaica's essential workers so far, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has sought to assure that his Government will not make it mandatory for Jamaicans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.More
WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring number of novel coronavirus cases fuells by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent d elta variant, the nation's top infectious diseases expert...More
INSTEAD of toying with the idea of a vaccine mandate, the Government should be considering the implications of the slow pace of vaccination in the face of new variants of COVID-19, and whether the country could find itself in a precarious situation with its vaccination...More
KINGSTON, Jamaica— With more than 800 cases of COVID-19 recorded in just six days between last Tuesday and Sunday, and with a positivity rate above 10 per cent, Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday announced a tightening of the health protocols that are intended to keep the population...More
THE 25-member strong National Chorale of Jamaica (NCOJ) will raise their voices in praise and thanksgiving, remembering the lives lost so far due to the current novel coronavirus pandemic and providing some measure of comfort and compassion for the families who grieve for their loved...More
LUCEA, Hanover — Medical officer of health for Hanover, Dr Kaushal Singh, has rejected suggestions of a possible correlation between the staging of Mocha Fest at Rick's Café in Negril in May and the spike in COVID-19 cases in Hanover.More
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — A positive Covid -19 test yesterday resulted in the last-minute postponement of the scheduled second One-Day International (ODI) between the West Indies and Australia at Kensington...More
WITH the green paper on a National Health Insurance Plan for Jamaica having to take a back seat because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the issue of sustainable health-care financing cannot be ignored for long, pointing to the epidemic of...More
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Australia and New Zealand's decision to pull out of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup over Covid -19 concerns rocked tournament organisers on Thursday, with the move blasted as “selfish, parochial and...More