JIS Midday News April 9 2020

Government extends island-wide nightly curfew; market opening hours adjusted for Easter Weekend; and CARE programme applications opened.

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JIS Evening News April 8 2020

Health and Wellness Ministry enters public private partnership for COVID 19 response, Heart projects increased student enrolment and 78 million dollars added to Coral Gardens Trust fund.

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JIS Midday News April 8 2020

63 COVID-19 cases confirmed, Increase in persons self-identifying to Ministry of Health, and JUTC to improve operational efficiency.

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JIS Evening News April 7 2020

National Arena to become field hospital for COVID-19 patients; International partners supporting local COVID-19 efforts; and special COVID-19 helpline for parents activated.

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JIS Midday News April 7 2020

Jamaica’s Ports to Remain Closed for another 14 days, debate on tourism workers pension regulations to begin at next sitting of parliament and government acquiring more ventilators for public health system.

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JIS Evening News April 6 2020

Tracking underway for persons who returned to Jamaica between March 18 and 24 but are yet to self-identify; applications for Government’s CARE programme to open on Thursday and; JAMPRO to launch initiatives in the agriculture sector to stimulate economic growth.

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JIS Midday News April 6 2020

Government sets up Cabinet COVID 19 taskforce, 58 coronavirus cases now confirmed and harsher penalties announced for travelers who do not report to Health Ministry.

 

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Sunday News Recap April 5 2020

The Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston is to be used as an extension of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) as part of the Government’s effort to bolster the public health system to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This follows an agreement between the operators of the privately run hospital and the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dunstan Bryan, says the agreement will enable KPH to treat more COVID-19 cases.

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Saturday News Recap April 4 2020

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is again proposing a national identification system as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19. This, in relation to current discussions about how to determine beneficiaries under the government’s COVID Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) and other relief programmes. Mr. Holness says a national identification system would make identifying beneficiaries easier, making the allocation and dispensation of cash and other benefits more efficient.

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JIS Evening News April 3 2020

Cuban medical personnel to be deployed within public health infrastructure; Tourism Stakeholders supporting COVID 19 recovery efforts; and UDC activates COVID-19 emergency response plan.

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JIS Midday News April 3 2020

47 COVID-19 now confirmed, Tourism Ministry establishes post-COVID19 Taskforce; and Gender Ministry supporting teen mothers during coronavirus pandemic.

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JIS Evening News April 2 2020

Prime Minster confident Jamaica will bounce back from COVID-19, Andrews Memorial to be used as KPH extension and Tourism Workers to get free online training.

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JIS Midday News April 2 2020

Government to decide on extending Corn Piece settlement quarantine; Jamaica records third COVID-19 related death; and COVID-19 mobile testing units to be rolled out.

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JIS Evening News April 1 2020

Some agri-workers exempt from all island curfew order, Transport Authority suspends late fees for PPV licence renewals; and Senate passes MOCA regulations.

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JIS Midday News April 1 2020

Jamaica records second COVID-19 related death, Prime Minister outlines exemptions to islandwide curfew order; and GCT rate reduction takes effect today.

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JIS Evening News March 25 2020

Student’s Loan Bureau to waive payment on all loans for 3 months, Ministry of Justice to Receive More Mobile Units and Lower House approves MOCA code of conduct regulations

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JIS Midday News March 25 2020

COVID-19 confirmed cases now at 25, Restrictions for Barber and Hair Salons Revised and Persons who lost job due to COVID-19 pandemic to receive compensation package.

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JIS Evening News March 24 2020

Special COVIID-19 measures implemented for poor and indigent; 15.9 billion dollars earmarked for national security and six STEM schools to be built in the new financial year.

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JIS Midday News March 24 2020

21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica, Prime Minister announces new anti-COVID19 measures; and COVID-19 testing protocol being reviewed.

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JIS Evening News March 31 2020

Government allocates 240 million dollars to assist farmers affected by COVID-19, Cabinet approves acquisition of 100,000 tablets for students and Prime Minister announces extended opening hours for markets.

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