Coronavirus

Update on COVID-19 Patients

August 5, 2020 - Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 25 COVID-19 cases to date, 22 of these cases have fully recovered and three patients remain in care at the Respiratory Hospital and remain stable. A total of 3,548...

Barbados records 24 new Covid-19 Cases in 2 days

Barbados Today: For the second consecutive day, Barbados recorded 12 cases of COVID-19, Health Minister Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic announced on Sunday. At a news conference on Sunday, Bostic said yesterday’s reports from the Best-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory revealed...

Further Update On Reported COVID-19 Case

Press Release:- Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 24 COVID-19 cases to date, 22 of these cases have fully recovered and 2 patients remain in care at the Respiratory Hospital and remain stable. A total of 2,927 tests have...

Bahamas Shuts Borders To US Tourists After COVID-19 Spike

The Bahamas is shutting its borders to tourists from the United States, weeks after reopening to international visitors. "Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis...

WHO Concerned Too Many Countries Bungling Responses To COVID-19

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization warned Monday that too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning there could be no return to normality any time soon. After a daily record of 230,000 new COVID-19 cases...

Over 30,000 Tourists Visit Jamaica Since Borders Reopen

CMC News:- Jamaica says it has welcomed more than 35,000 visitors since the island reopened its borders on June 15. “We expect to have another 30,000 at the end of July, and that would bring us somewhere in the region of...

Saint Lucia Quarantine Guidelines

Press Release: Saint Lucia received its first international flight on Thursday, July 9, 2020 since the border closure in March this year. Quarantine is necessary for people who are physically well but who may have been exposed to an infectious...

Dominica Prepared To Leave Borders Closed Until December

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica government says it is prepared to close the island until December even as it announced plans to re-open its borders to international travel in August. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that Dominica cannot afford...

WHO warns coronavirus is speeding up as countries ease lockdown rules: ‘The worst is yet to come’

CNBC: The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating around the world as many countries that reopened their economies see a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said Monday. “Although many countries have made some progress,...

Global Coronavirus Cases Exceed 10 Million

BEIJING (Reuters) - Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven...

Global COVID-19 Cases Expected To Reach Ten Million Next Week

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom said on Wednesday he expected the number of novel coronavirus cases around the world, now at about 9.3 million, to reach 10 million next week. Tedros also told a news briefing he backed...

Barbados reopening under safe protocols

Barbados GIS: As Government continues to work towards reopening the country to commercial air traffic in the COVID-19 environment, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has reiterated that “safe protocols” are guiding the process, not a specific date. She made the...

Brazil: Drug cartels go from running drugs to pushing medication

CNN: Coronavirus rages on the edges of Rio de Janeiro -- in the hills and slums run by drug gangs, where police dare not go unless on an armed raid. Absent of help from the state -- President Jair Bolsonaro has pledged...

US: 19 states seeing increases in new coronavirus cases

CNN: Health experts have long warned about a second peak in Covid-19, and now a rise in cases has pushed Arizona to tell its hospitals to activate emergency plans. Arizona is one of the 19 states with the trend of new...

PM Denies Claims That MPs Gave Themselves A Salary Hike Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has addressed what he describes as a 'miscommunication' that has been going around, asserting that MPs gave themselves a salary hike amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. "That's not true," he told reporters outside parliament Tuesday. He recalled...

Coronavirus: Leaked WHO Files Show China ‘Delayed Releasing Important Information’

Sky News: China delayed releasing important coronavirus information during the early days of the outbreak, according to leaked WHO documents and recordings of WHO meetings obtained by the Associated Press (AP). The delay led to frustration for officials in the World...

Economic Reckoning During The COVID 19 Pandemic

By David Jordan, Chairman FRIEETAD in the OECS Inc. I grew up in an interesting era, of the 70’s and 80’s which caused my early conscientisation. That era nurtured our thinking not to embrace Tourism, for several reasons including that...

COVID-19 growing as countries move to reopen

New York Times: The coronavirus pandemic’s pace is quickening worldwide, with nearly 700,000 new known infections reported in the last week after the pathogen found greater footholds in Latin America and the Gulf states. The virus has infected almost 5.7...

Saint Lucia PM’s Motion to Extend State of Emergency to September 2020

The following is the Prime Minister's statement on the motion. Mr. Speaker, As a nation, we must ask ourselves 1.        What are we trying to achieve? – To save lives and livelihoods. Hence we must adequately manage our health care system...

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

CNN: The young man admitted to the Newton-Wellesley hospital in Massachusetts was clearly very ill -- so ill that he needed the help of a ventilator to breathe. The doctors treating him were certain he was infected with the new...

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