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Jamaica to Receive Donation of COVID-19 Vaccines from India
The Government is to receive a donation of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Government of the Republic of India, to fight COVID-19.
The vaccines are scheduled to arrive next week, says Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Ambassador Masakui Rungsung.
He was speaking at the handover of pharmaceutical and medical supplies donated by the Government of the Republic of India, at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, New Kingston, on Friday (February 26).
PM Holness Announces New COVID-19 Measures With Immediate Effect
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced new and stricter COVID-19 measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act, effective March 1.
The Government has implemented these measures amid an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
According to Prime Minister Holness, the Government has been forced to shift policy efforts in order to preserve lives and livelihoods.
“We have to take these drastic actions because citizens are not displaying the level of responsibility and compliance necessary,” said Prime Minister Holness.
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