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U.S. Cases Hit Pandemic Low; Japan Travel Warning: Virus Update

The U.S. said Americans should avoid traveling to Japan, with the country under a state of emergency that has sown doubts about Tokyo’s plans to host the Olympics in less than two months. New coronavirus infections in the U.S. rose at the slowest pace of the pandemic in the past week. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that under-vaccinated areas in the U.S. could become hot spots for a mutation of the coronavirus first detected in India and is increasing surveillance of the more-transmissible variant.

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).

COVID-19: Here’s what you need to know today

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 167.1 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 3.4 million people across 196 countries and territories having died. Majority of those infected have recovered. Many countries have rolled out vaccine campaigns and started to inoculate citizens as economies struggle to recover.

J’cans encouraged to get familiar with OSH Bill

The legislation addresses safety and health in the Jamaican workplace within a framework that balances the competing interests of employers and workers.

EU, PAHO and UWI launch CARIFORUM climate change survey

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) will soon have a better understanding of what Caribbean people know about the links between climate change and their health.

Know the Facts. Help Prevent Dengue!

Dengue is an infection caused by a virus spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. There are four dengue viruses- called Dengue Type 1, 2, 3, and 4. You can only be infected by each “type” once in your lifetime. 

How To COVID-Proof My Workplace & Workstation – TIPS- UNDP Jamaica

WATCH TIPS on “How to ‘COVID-‘Proof’ your workplace and workstation”, with health and safety expert Michael Wilson. Michael outlines tips & strategies to keep safe at work. Perfect for employees & employers.

International Labour Standards

In the Caribbean, the ILO promotes a greater understanding of international labour standards among its constituents – governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations 

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