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Jamaica Declared 'A DISASTER AREA'

In another press conference earlier this evening, March 13, 2020, Prime Minister, Hon. Andrew Holness, based on the current situation, declared Jamaica 'A Disaster Area' under the Disaster Risk Management Act.

In the legal framework, it gives the government the authority to take stronger measures to address the unprecedented challenges related to the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

This started with the quarantine of the 7 and 8 miles areas of Bull Bay where the first case (patient 0) resided.

Of the 6 new cases, 2 of the persons were linked to the first patient who resided in the 7 and 8 miles area of Bull Bay.

Based on their investigation, the medical team determined that there was what is called 'community exposure'.

From their investigation, several persons showed signs or symptoms because of contact with the original individual, hence the need to contain the spread in that vicinity via the quarantine for the area.

In fact, according the the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), over 30 persons came into direct contact with her, eight (8) of which are already showing symptoms.

The quarantine of the entire community means that the other areas of Jamaica's government, in addition to the Ministry of Health, will work with the community to minimize movement and give all the support (including food, medicine, education, etc) to the community for the designated 14 day period.

An assessment will be done during that time for further action to be taken as necessary. It also means that the JCF AND JDF will be deployed.

Meanwhile, Dr. Tufton mentioned that there are patients in isolation at the following hospitals across the country; Mandeville, St. Ann's Bay, Cornwall Regional, Chess Hospital and The University Hospital Of The West Indies.

The PM also announced that Travel Restrictions were placed on the UK starting today.

You can watch the replay here.

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Mar 16, 2020
Health is wealth We are what we believe
by: Ms. Novene Pasha Thomas

We Are What We believe

I am happy because I pray every day to make healthy decisions. I chose foods that boost my immunity and fight harmful viruses. Let us win the war on viruses and cure ourselves with nourishing food.

Great health begins with prayer, nourishment, vitamins, and exercise.

Mark 7:15-16, "There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!" Jesus is explaining that we are not necessarily what we eat but what we think."

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