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Jamaica now with 63 COVID-19 cases: 29 Females, 34 Males

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, addresses the nation during a press conference at the Ministry, on Tuesday (April 7).

#KINGSTON, April 7 (JIS): Jamaica now has 63 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, gave this update during a press conference at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, on Tuesday (April 7).

            “This means that we have had four additional positive cases since the last announcement,” Dr, Tufton said.  The four cases are a 48-year-old female, a 26-year-old female, a 26-year-old male, and a 30-year-old male.

            “The new cases, all of whom are contacts of a confirmed case from Kingston and St. Andrew, bring to 30, the number of imported cases; 22, the number of import-related cases and 11, the number of cases under investigation,” he added.

            Of the 63 cases, 29 are females and 34 are males.

            Three patients have died from the virus, while nine have fully recovered and have been released.

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Jamaica agricultural advancements despite bad weather

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Rashaed Esson

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#Jamaica#Agriculture, April 11, 2024 Despite the bad weather conditions in 2023, especially the drought period, Jamaica was able to achieve its second highest domestic crop production on record with over 700 thousand tonnes of local crops produced. This was announced by state minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining, Franklin Witter, on Sunday April 7, at the 41st annual National Farmers’ Month church service held in Trelawney.

 

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Guyana Wildfires

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Rashaed Esson

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#Wildfires#Guyana, April 11, 2024 – Wildfires have been affecting Guyana, the most recent in the Timehri Community on the north-eastern side since April 4, according to a release from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Operations (ECHO).

The report says according to PAHO, as of April 5, 28 people have been displaced in a shelter in the Santa Aratack Village. Additionally, the JRC Global Wildfire Information System, also featured in the release, says the total burnt area is more than 16,500 ha.

This comes nearly a month after a 93 year old man was killed by a wildfire in north West Guyana.

Reports say the entire region is dealing with wildfires including Venezuela, Central America and Mexico with a record number of fires, and a major increase compared to the same period in 2023.

 

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Efforts to deliver education to Children in Haiti – Schools still closed

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Rashaed Esson

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#Haiti#Education, April 9, 2024 – With schools across Haiti still shut down due to intense gang violence, UNICEF is making efforts to deliver education to students, working with the Ministry of Education. They are trying to deliver distance learning through radio, television and e-learning platforms and right now, solutions are being explored through Haiti’s national radio station. Announced in a press release by UN News on April 7, this comes as UN agencies warned that Haitian children are suffering from not just a lack of education but also primary exposure to violence.

 

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