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Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Americas

Kendy Graham, [email protected]

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Americas

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Health officials have confirmed some cases of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Americas.

Dr Carissa F. Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organisation, Regional Office of the World Health Organisation, made the revelation this evening.

She was speaking via video-conference during a meeting of some CARICOM Heads of Government, Ministers of Health and officials of key agencies to discuss protocols for addressing Covid-19, held at the Lloyd Erskine Sanford Centre.

She said there were two cases of Covid-19 in Brazil, three in Ecuador, three in the Dominican Republic, four in Mexico, two in St Maarten, and one in St Barthélemy. (KG)