Keep Calm and Carry On : Quarantine and Isolation

In preparation for the arrival of COVID-19, we incorporated hand hygiene, cough etiquette and social distancing into our daily routines. Now that the disease has landed on our shores, we need to become familiar with quarantine and isolation. Currently, in Jamaica, confirmed COVID-19 patients are isolated in health facilities. We also have patients in quarantine …

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Flattening the curve and containing COVID-19

The Jamaican experience On March 10, 2020, the first patient with COVID-19 was confirmed in Jamaica. By March 18, 2020,  the number of people with the disease had reached 15. We also lost our first patient to this disease. So our Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW)  has moved the country into the next stage …

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Keeping Calm and Carrying on: Preparing for COVID-19 in Jamaica

As of March 9, 2020, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 109,577 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide. So far Jamaica has no confirmed cases but it is likely that we will get our first case very soon. The news headlines and information circulating on social media are frightening. Although fear and anxiety …

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