According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses known to cause respiratory illnesses ranging in severity from the common cold to Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
The virus can be transmitted from animals to humans and between humans by physical contact or through the air.
Symptoms of the virus include acute onset of fever (over 38 degrees Celsius) and flu-like symptoms, including coughing and sneezing, as well as breathing difficulties.
With tourism workers reportedly flocking to vaccination sites in resort towns across the island, two south-coast entities are being praised for having 100 per cent
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is moving to make travel with Jamaica’s vaccination card more seamless by establishing a system
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says vaccine hesitancy must go for growth to take place. The Minister was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS)
President of the Pan American Health Organization’s 59th Directing Council, Jamaica’s Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has lamented the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic
The methods of preventing or decreasing the spread of the coronavirus are numerous. The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) recommends practising good personal hygiene and food safety, and exercising caution while travelling as vital ways to avoid the potentially deadly virus.
Practise Good Personal Hygiene
Practise Food Safety