The Coronavirus Hits Caribbean Islands

As a continuation of my previous post, I want to highlight a few updates about the COVID-19 virus in the Caribbean islands.



Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness advised that his country is seeking the help of 100 Cuban nurses to help combat the coronavirus. So far, there have been 8 cases reported and Jamaica wants to contain the spread of the virus.

You can check out the full article from Reuters by clicking here.


Trinidad and Tobago


The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, confirmed that 4 people tested positive for COVID-19. And the public is urged to take the personal hygiene measures needed to protect their families.

You can check out the full article from St. Lucia News by clicking here.


The Bahamas


Five people on the Braemar cruise ship have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The ship has been anchored 40 kilometers southwest of Freeport, Grand Bahama, since Saturday. And a total of 20 passengers have flu-like symptoms.

You can check out the full article from Global News by clicking here.




Haiti will suspend flights from Europe, Latin America, and Canada, as well as propose border restrictions to the Dominican Republic, in an effort combat the virus. For now, only flights from the United States and Haiti are permitted.

You can check out the full article from Reuters by clicking here.


I’ll keep you posted on more updates. If you have any additional information, feel free to comment below.

Until Next Time…


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