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PAHO Warns Too Soon to Lower Guard on COVID

WASHINTON, D.C. – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr. Carissa Etienne Wednesday warned countries that it is too soon to lower their guards as the world observes the second anniversary of the coronavirus (COVID-19) being characterized as a pandemic.

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Grenada Intends to Relax All COVID Restrictions Next Month

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The government of Grenada Tuesday said it intends to remove all remaining measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) next month even as it urged citizens to continue to practice the health regulations to reduce new infections and deaths.

Health and Social Security Minister Nickolas Steele

Cardiovascular Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Health authorities say cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death in Barbados and are expressing concern that while most of these events are occurring in persons over 65 years old, cases are also been reported in the younger population as well.

Management of high blood pressure and diet and can reduce the possibility of heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases. (Photo credit: PAHO)

PAHO Issues Guidelines to Help Caribbean Countries Improve Oxygen Use

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued guidelines to Caribbean and other countries to improve oxygen use in health care facilities, many of which have faced shortages of this vital gas used in the treatment of respiratory conditions resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Trinidad Significantly Relaxes COVID Measures

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Friday announced the relaxation of several measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has killed 3, 642 people and infected 129,000 since March 2020.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, speaking in Parliament on Friday. (Photo Credit: Office of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago)
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