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The National Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported that in the last 24 hours, 6 samples have tested positive for COVID-19.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 21:35

No Covid-19 cases among Healthcare Workers

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has rubbished a Gleaner story that stated that members of the healthcare service tested positive for COVID-19.

People living with HIV (PLHIV) will need to take COVID-19 (coronavirus) very seriously!

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) and the Western Children’s and Adolescent’s Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James, are poised to be the most modern public health facilities in the Caribbean.

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, JSIF, will be embarking on a massive infrastructure upgrade project for four health centres in St James at a cost of 156 million dollars.

Jamaica has so far refused entry to 27 visitors, as it steps up its travel ban on certain individuals arriving from China.

The St. Joseph's Hospital in Vineyard Town, St. Andrew is to be converted into a quarantine facility as part of  the Health Ministry's response to the threat of  the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) notes the recent reports of a cluster of pneumonia caused by a virus under investigation in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China and wishes to advise the public that to date, Jamaica has no case of this disease.

As Jamaica continues in the influenza ‘flu’ Season, 2019 data show that persons 60 years and older, who are among the high-risk groups, are being severely affected and the Ministry wishes to reiterate that flu is to be taken seriously. Complications of flu include pneumonia and blood infections.

In keeping with Cabinet’s approval for step-up activities to curtail the current dengue outbreak, Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton will unveil plans on Wednesday, (January 15) for a National Dengue Clean Up later this month.

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