With a take a look at among the high tales making the information immediately, January 4, throughout your Caribbean-American group in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.
As we speak’s newscast is dropped at you by the Florida Division of Well being;
To assist cease the unfold of COVID-19, The Florida Division of Well being in Broward County reminds everybody to follow social distancing, wash your arms usually with cleaning soap and water and canopy your nostril and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Developing within the newscast, the brand new pressure of COVID-19 detected in Florida and Jamaica, Beenie Man charged for breaching covid protocols and Barbados experiences huge COVID-19 spike.
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On New 12 months’s Eve, Florida well being authorities introduced that the extra contagious coronavirus pressure first detected in England has been reported within the state. The case comes after the COVID-19 variant was found in Colorado and California. Florida’s well being division mentioned the brand new variant was detected in a person in his 20s in Martin County, which is situated simply north of Palm Seaside County. The well being division mentioned the person had no latest journey historical past. Scientists say that the brand new pressure could have little to no affect on the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccinations.
Now for Caribbean Information,
In Jamaica, the brand new pressure of the coronavirus was additionally detected within the nation. On January 2, Well being and Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton confirmed that 4 passengers who have been on the final flight from the UK to Jamaica examined optimistic for the brand new pressure. The UK flight with 301 passengers had arrived in Jamaica on December 21, the identical day Authorities introduced a journey ban on the UK. Passengers from the flight have been quarantined and examined, and 20 passengers from the flight examined optimistic for COVID-19. Dr Tufton mentioned there isn’t a proof that the brand new pressure is within the normal inhabitants. The federal government additionally prolonged the ban on the UK to January 31.
Additionally in Jamaica,
Dancehall entertainer Beenie Man has been charged for breaching COVID-19 protocols. The entertainer turned himself in to the Black River police in St Elizabeth on New 12 months’s Eve after a summons was issued by the cops. The fees stem from an alleged unlawful social gathering held within the parish on November 29. On the day he turned himself in, Beenie Man was additionally selling a New 12 months’s Eve social gathering, for which a allow had not been given. Beenie Man is scheduled to seem within the St Elizabeth Parish Court docket on February 10 to reply to the fees.
And in Barbados,
The island is now battling an enormous COVID-19 spike attributable to a bus crawl social gathering on Boxing Day, December 26. Over the weekend, Barbados reported virtually 200 new circumstances of the virus stemming from a bus crawl that was attended by members of the island’s jail service and protection pressure. A bus crawl is a celebration that takes place on a bus, which normally stops at bars or different factors of curiosity. The federal government has ramped up testing and imposed a 9 PM to five AM nightly curfew.
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