The National Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported that in the last 24 hours, 2 samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 473.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia Grange has expressed sadness at the passing of Jamaica’s first international female superstar, Millicent “Millie” Small.
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.
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says her Ministry has contributed a further Seventy-eight Million dollars into the Trust Fund for victims of the 1963 Coral Gardens incident.
The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has purchased six laptop computers and six cell phones at a cost of $1.5 million, which will enable staff at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) to work from home and have access to the Agri-linkages Exchange (A.L.E.X) platform.
The Government has started tracking 500 persons who are among those who returned to the island between March 18 and 23 and have ignored persistent calls for them to self-identify and self-quarantine for two weeks.
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has informed that although there is an adequate supply of protective equipment in inventory for front-line medical staff, additional supplies are slated to arrive in the island shortly.
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Government is considering publishing the names of persons who arrived in the country between March 18 and 23 and have failed to report to the Ministry.