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2,000 animals to be killed after hamsters get COVID-19
HONG KONG (AP): Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the... - 2022-01-19 00:10:27
Germany gifts supplies for COVID-19 fight
Jamaica’s COVID-19 response has been bolstered with the donation of medical equipment and supplies from Germany valued at $43.8 million. Among the items handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness on Tuesday were 500,000 surgical masks, 300... - 2022-01-19 00:09:33
Michael Abrahams | A closer look at Jamaica’s low COVID-19 vaccination rate
AS JAMAICA rides its fourth COVID-19 wave, driven by the very transmissible Omicron variant, we continue to have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the region. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalisation and death from... - 2022-01-18 00:05:57
1,968 additional COVID-19 cases, eight more fatalities
Some 1,968 additional COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 112,218. Of the new cases, 1,135 are women and 833 are men, with ages ranging from nine days and 95 years. The tally of active cases now stands at 13,696. A... - 2022-01-16 14:03:46

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23 killed in road crashes since January
Twenty-three have been killed in road crashes in the first 17 days of the year. This is one more than that the tally for the comparative period of 2021. The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry says six private motor vehicle drivers, six...

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The government has hinted that the target to have 65 per cent of the population vaccinated...

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Paper or plastic? How has Jamaica benefited?
Do you remember what happened on this date – January 1, 2019? Well, that was the Government will impose a ban on single use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene. The ban covered the importation, manufacture and distribution of the materials. The plastic bags that were banned were those that were commonly referred to a 'scandal [...]

7 ways to live Green!
Since we have all been under lockdown. I have tried to engage in all kinds of hobbies to keep me from sliding into ‘pandemic fatigue’ which essentially means I was going crazy and needed a mental boost. 1. Create a compost and use in your garden So one of my hobbies that I started was [...]

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