Let’s adhere to COVID-19 protocols to prevent new infections- Frema
Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, is appealing to Ghanaians to adhere to prescribed health protocols to prevent new infections of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).She emphasised that though the nation had achieved successes in containing the viral disease, COVID-19 was not yet over, and everybody ought to protect one another by especially wearing nose masks in public.The Chief of Staff reminded Ghanaians that handwashing with soap under running water and frequent use of hand sanitizers remained the surest remedy to stem new infections and nationwide spre...
Daily Guide Network
CDC lifts cruise ban, says companies can restart once they prove COVID-19 protocols work
MIAMI — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set the stage for the return of U.S. cruising with the release Friday of a detailed series of requirements that could put ships back in operation in the coming months.The decision from the CDC to let its no-sail order expire in exchange for a conditional sail order is a win for the Florida-based cruise industry, which has been paralyzed since it shut down passenger operations on March 13 amid COVID-19 outbreaks on several ships. Still, cruise companies will have to prove to the agency that COVID protocols are working with specific testi...
UPDATE-CARIBBEAN-HEALTH-Jamaica records more deaths, St. Lucia announces new regulations
Jamaica surpassed 9,000 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19 after 78 new cases were recorded and the St. Lucia government Friday announced stricter protocols aimed at addressing the recent upsurge in community spreadHealth authorities said that the number of positive now stands of 9,005 of which 4,237 are active. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said that 43 of the new cases were males. The ages of the new cases range from five to 89 years.Jamaica also recorded three additional virus-related deaths, of which one was previously listed as under investigation.Meanwhile, the Allen Chastanet gove...
We are yet to sanction any school for violating COVID-19 protocols – C’ttee
Exactly two weeks private and public schools re-opened in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), after seven months they were shutdown due to the ourbreak of COVID-19, no school has been sanctioned for violation of the COVID-19 protocols in the capital territory.BusinessDay recalled that on October 8, 2020, the FCT Administration reeled out some guidelines on schools re-opening and threatened that any school that failed to comply would be sanctioned or even shutdown.These guidelines include: compulsory fumigation of all public schools in FCT; clearing of grasses; provision of sanitizers, soap, b...
Updated Belize protocols eliminate visitor applications
Travelers to Belize will no longer be required to complete an application to enter the country under updated protocols announced Tuesday by government officials.Belize visitors who arrive in the country with proof of a negative PCR test or who test negative at the airport no longer need to quarantine in the country for 10 days, officials said.Visitors will still be required to download the Belize Health App and provide requested information within 72 hours of arrival in the country, said Belize Tourism Board (BTB) officials in a statement.Under the country’s entry process, arriving travelers w...
Cross River SUBEB trains 2,509 teachers on COVID-19 protocols
The Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (CRSUBEB) in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has commenced the training of 2,210 Head Teachers and Deputies including 299 Principals of Public primary and secondary schools on COVID- 19 preventive measures in preparation for the re-opening of schools in the state.The training workshop which kicked off yesterday with an opening ceremony at the West African People’s Institute (WAPI), Calabar, will hold for 2 days each in 8 centers across the state.Declaring the workshop open, the Board Secretary, Cyril Itam...
Balancing Act: Was it realistic to expect college students to follow COVID-19 protocols? The science suggests no.
Back in June, leading adolescent brain researcher Laurence Steinberg wrote a New York Times op-ed predicting that students returning to college campuses during a pandemic would not go well.“These plans are so unrealistically optimistic that they border on delusional and could lead to outbreaks of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff,” wrote Steinberg, who is a professor of psychology at Temple University and the author of “Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence.”He was right, of course. A late September survey conducted by the New York Times looked at more than 1...
Four businesses fined, two shops warned for violating COVID-19 protocols in Dubai
Dubai: Following intensive field inspections, the Dubai Economy has fined four commercial establishments while two shops were handed stern warning for failing to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.The Dubai Economy tweeted on Monday that the violations were spotted in establishments located in a shopping centre in Dubai as well as open markets in Naif, Al Dhagaya, and Ayal Nasir areas. The shops, which are doing retail, textile and fabric trade, selling perfume, sewing and embroidery, were given fines after their staff wear found not wearing face masks; while two more shops were given warni...
Entertainers not amused by Covid-19 protocols
Different entertainment promoters have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Covid-19 protocols put in place for entertainment events.What irks them particularly is the capacity of people allowed at host venues. The government gazette, which has stated that entertainment facilities should host no more than 50 people excluding performers, has received scrutiny among entertainment gurus.On September 16th, government released a gazette stating the Covid-19 protocols to be followed at entertainment events and among the protocols, the capacity of people allowed at entertainment events has raised...
What to know before traveling to the Caribbean this fall
Many of the Caribbean’s 33 tourism-reliant nations remain closed to international travelers. However, several destinations across the region are now accepting visitors as they attempt to rebuild tourism activity during the critical fall period.Yet to resume some semblance of the millions of visitors the region previously attracted annually prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, destinations need not only to reopen, but travelers must also feel comfortable returning to the region.To do that, vacationers must access, understand and prepare for required COVID-19 protocols in the Caribbean country they i...