(Jamaica Observer) Jamaica will not be using the anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, to treat persons who have contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19), says Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie.
(Jamaica Star) More that a dozen commercial sex workers who operate within Falmouth, Trelawny, say they are now reeling from the effects of the coronavirus, even though the parish is yet to report a case.
The HOLNESS administration is contemplating what it describes as a “controlled re-entry” of Jamaicans who have been stranded overseas and those who have a strong desire to return home.
(Jamaica Star) Popular dancehall artiste, Dexta Daps has been arrested. The details surrounding his arrest are not yet known but THE STAR understands that the entertainer is being held at the Hunt’s Bay police station.
(Jamaica Star) Kari Douglas, councillor for the Trafalgar Division in South East St Andrew, has been charged for breaching the COVID curfew and disorderly conduct.
(Jamaica Star) Shay Townsend is COVID-19 free. The 35-year old Jamaican, who has been living in Italy for six years, tested positive for the coronavirus on March 16 and endured the agony of isolation, the pain associated with the disease, and the fear of death.
(Jamaica Star) Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, who has been diagnosed with stage 3 colan cancer, said the decision was made to rush his recent operation because of the COVID-19 crisis.
(Jamaica Observer) Two Jamaicans who went to the United Kingdom during the Windrush era and became church leaders in Wolverhamption died 24 hours apart after contracting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Birming-hamLive newspaper reported on Monday.
(Jamaica Observer) Two Jamaicans who went to the United Kingdom during the Windrush era and became church leaders in Wolverhamption died 24 hours apart after contracting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the BirminghamLive newspaper reported yesterday.
(Jamaica Star) A 47-year old taxi operator from Ocho Rios, St Ann was slashed in his face by a knife-brandishing man because he dared to sneeze as the man walked by.
(Jamaica Gleaner) They came so close, some reportedly became emotional. It was the first time in 21 days that a group of 45 Jamaican ship workers aboard the Marella Discovery 2 were seeing land, and it was capital city Kingston.
(Jamaica Observer) The United States Government has committed $95 million (US$700,000) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica.
(Jamaica Observer) An invention by two Jamaicans could soon determine how motor vehicles, boats, aeroplanes, and other devices with a gearbox system operate in the future.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican scientist Dr Henry Lowe is awaiting approval of a patent for a cannabis-based drug that could be a winning remedy for the novel coronavirus, The Gleaner has learnt.
(Jamaica Star) A Jamaica-born woman who has been living in Brooklyn, New York, for 16 years, said she had a near-death experience when she contracted the coronavirus.
(Jamaica Star) A team of officers assigned to the Portmore Operational Support Team arrested and charged a pastor on Sunday, April 5, for breaching the Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No 2) Order 2020.
(Jamaica Gleaner) When he took the Hippocratic oath 30 years ago, Jamaica-born doctor Peter Lindo swore to do no harm.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Clara Graham* was close to the end of her shift last Wednesday at a New York City hospital when she could no longer hold it together and the tears burst like a dam.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Despite the alarming rate at which lives are being lost to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in North America, Jamaicans are still willing to take the risk to participate in the seasonal overseas work programmes.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Approximately 4,500 persons who arrived in the island between March 18 and 23 and have not contacted the Ministry of Health & Wellness are to face the full brunt of the law for violating the Disaster Risk Management Act.