UPDATE: Suspected case of Corona Virus in Jamaica is untrue according to Jamaican Health Minister

Several Jamaican news outlets had reported a suspected case of Corona Virus in Jamaica.

Reports from Kingston indicated that there was a patient at the University of the West Indies hospital who arrived from China with the deadly novel coronavirus.

However Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has stated via Jamaica Observer that the claims are completely untrue.

This statement came just moments ago at press conference of the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Kingston.

The chief executive officer of the University Hospital of the West Indies Kevin Allen told the media that the health facility was treating the suspected case as one of dengue.

“A patient presented at the Emergency Department last night and we are querying dengue. We have sent the necessary body fluids to the lab for testing and we await same,” he said.

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3 Comments

  1. My mouth
    January 29, 2020

    I listened to an audio last year, this lady said Godnis speaking to the nations and in 2020 there will be alot of breaking news in different countries. And i can see it have already started..she also mentioned in february 2020 and it have already started. Lets keep in prayer people

  2. My mouth
    January 29, 2020

    Health ministers like to lie..they concerned about the economy and not the peoples.lives…there is a case and they covering up so that jamaica will not look bad…so stop covering and putting peoples.life at risk. And the govt selfnin dca allu like to wait last minute to take action allu better start making a.place for the sick dont wait for a case ..prepare now.

  3. Blank
    January 28, 2020

    Alu just want to be in fing. Even in the fing can kill alu

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