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Florida reports nearly 9,500 new virus cases

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Florida reported 9,488 new confirmed cases and 67 deaths, a day after setting a new daily record with more than 10,000 cases. Read More

China aims to phase out sale of live poultry at food markets
PÉKIN, China (AFP) — China today vowed to gradually phase out the slaughter and sale of live poultry at food markets, in a move welcomed by animal rights activists amid the coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

WHO urges countries to 'wake up' and halt virus
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization on Friday urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to "wake up" to the realities on the ground instead of bickering, and to "take control".... Read More

Jamaica exempted from Britain's COVID-19 quarantine rules
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Britain on Friday listed Jamaica among more than 50 countries exempted from its COVID-19 quarantine rules, but excluded the United States, which yesterday posted a record 53,000 new cases of the virus.... Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Friday, July, 3 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 10.8 million, while 521,384 people across 196 countries and territories have died, and over 5.5 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in recent weeks,... Read More

Haiti records more deaths from COVID-19

Friday, July, 3 2020    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti recorded three more deaths as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), pushing the total to 110, health authorities have confirmed. Read More

Guyana confirms latest death from COVID-19

Friday, July, 3 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana health authorities today confirmed that a 34-year-old man had become the latest victim of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and appealed to citizens to continue to follow the necessary measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus. Read More

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Friday, July, 3 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but they are not considering making the airlines do it. Read More

Why no lockdown of Tivoli Gardens after 5 COVID-19 cases

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 3 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness says the decision to place the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens under surveillance instead of a lockdown, as it had done in other communities where novel coronavirus infections were detected, was based on a risk... Read More

8 more imported COVID-19 cases but recovery remains high

Friday, July, 3 2020    

EIGHT more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing Jamaica's number of cases to 715. Read More

Chalky Hill Primary assists families of needy students

Friday, July, 3 2020    

TWO hundred and forty care packages, valued at more than $600,000, were recently distributed to the families of needy students who attend the Chalky Hill Primary and Infant School in St Ann, as well as vulnerable residents of the community, through a joint initiative between the school's... Read More

Coronavirus cases rising in 40 of 50 US states

Friday, July, 3 2020    

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) —The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 per day yesterday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the north-east. Read More

Construction returning to productive capacity – PM

Friday, July, 3 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the construction industry, which was among sectors “hard hit” by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, is returning to productive capacity, and he is imploring investors to begin to execute projects that they may have put on... Read More

Bolsonaro dilutes law requiring face masks in Brazil

Friday, July, 3 2020    

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP)— Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday watered down a law requiring the wearing of face masks in public places to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Read More

US marks record 57,683 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours – tracker

Friday, July, 3 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— The US notched 57,683 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Friday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, the third consecutive day with record numbers of new infections. Read More


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