Dominica’s Deputy Police Chief Lincoln Corbette says the police is engaged in a number of activities in support of the ministry of health including island wide patrols and security at the various ports of entry
Dominica’s Deputy Police Chief Lincoln Corbette says the police force has been engaged in a number of activities in support of the ministry of health including island wide patrols and security at the various ports of entry, both legal and illegal. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dominica rose to 12 on the report of the country’s health authorities.
He reiterates that anyone found entering Dominica illegally will be dealt with according to law, asserting ‘No one will get a free pass’.
Corbette dismissed reports of breaches at quarantine facilities and thanked Dominicans for the cooperation during the recently lifted curfew period.
Dominica’s Deputy Police, Chief Lincoln Corbette.
Salisbury Covid-19 Action Group held a successful whistleblower activity on March 28 in Salisbury, providing education to residents on the measures they should take in combating the disease nationally
A whistleblower activity was held on 28th March 2020 in Salisbury, which saw the awareness of the Covid-19 threat increased, as well as the education to residents on the measures they should take in combating the disease nationally.
Executive member of the Salisbury Covid-19 Action Group and District Nurse, Magdalene Moses spoke to Q95 news on Monday Evening, about the event.
Executive Member of the Salisbury Covid-19 Action Group and District Nurse, Magdalene Moses.
Fire Chief, Josiah Dupuis has says a system has been put in place in the fire department to enable proper execution in the management and elimination of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the island
In interview with Dominica News Online, Fire Chief, Josiah Dupuis, said a system has been put in place within the fire department to enable proper execution in the management and elimination of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the island.He said because fire officers are the front-line workers in this COVID-19 pandemic, the firemen are wearing protective equipment for protection while transporting patients.
To date, there have been eleven (11) positive cases of the virus in Dominica.“We have a very serious undertaking in terms of our involvement with COVID-19 cases and therefore, it means that the fire officers who are transporting, driving or attending on the ambulances, must be protected. A lot is at stake for them, for their colleagues and family,” Dupuis said in an interview with Dominica News Online.
The Fire Chief stated that whenever there are persons who are deemed to be manifesting symptoms of this disease, health officials call the ambulance to transport the patient to the Dominica- China Friendship Hospital. “We also transport persons from one medical facility to the next. So, in the case of Portsmouth, the St. James facility, to the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital…or it could be from a health centre anywhere,” Dupuis added.
He said his department faces certain challenges.“Some of it has to do with staffing levels and how we assign persons the workload given the constraints,” the Chief explained.He noted that the fire department recently took in twenty-seven (27) recruits who are now doing a rapid orientation program.
“Not to put them on the front-line in terms of COVID-19 but to get them self acquainted with some of the basic tenets of fire fighting and ease them very slowly into the main workforce,” Dupuis said adding that basic protocols in response, receiving calls and treatment of patients also form part of the orientation programme.
He thanked the Acting Deputy Fire Chief, Wayne Letang who he said “has been up to the challenge in the management and execution of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Dupuis said Letang has been serving in this position for only a month and has been doing an excellent job.
The Fire Chief also thanked the government and all the fire officers including those who are retired and on leave, for showing bravery, support and commitment during these trying times.
There are one hundred and fifteen people working within Dominica’s Fire Department.
One of the Pioneers of Bouyon Music; Musician, Sound Engineer and Music Director, Cornell Phillip, expresses some views of the impact of Covid-19 on the Entertainment sector
One of the Pioneers of Dominica’s Bouyon Music, Musician, Music Engineer and Music Director, Cornell Phillip, has expressed some views of the impact Covid-19 on Dominica’s Entertainment sector.
Dominica’s leaders to date, have officially announced that there are 12 cases of the Covid-19 Virus, and these patients are currently quarantined and are being treated for the time being.
Phillip told Q95 news on Monday, he believes this season of uncertainty will pass and a solution to end the Covid-19 Pandemic, will occur after a few months. However, he says the Entertainment sector has taken a hard blow at this time and commends artists for their initiatives via social media. He hopes other artists have created a safety net for situations like this pandemic, as he has.
One of the Pioneers of Bouyon Music, Sound Engineer and Music Director, Cornell Phillip.
Achievement Learning Center (ALC) continues to be on the frontlines in helping children with disabilities, launching an innovative awareness campaign on the Covid-19 Pandemic
In continuing the trend of innovation and prudence during these uncertain times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Achievement Learning Center (ALC) continues to be on the frontlines in helping children with disabilities in Dominica.
Over the weekend, the Achievement Learning Center announced that it had taken measures to significantly raise the awareness of its students as to the seriousness of the pandemic, and the hygienic measures needed to allay the spread the Covid19 Virus.
Ms Ivy Yorke is the disability program officer at the Achievement Learning Center. She sang the song which teaches the students to wash their hands properly and gave an example of the explanation of the Covid-19 Virus, which forms part of the Center’s Coronavirus Awareness Campaign.
Ms Ivy Yorke is the disability program officer at the Achievement Learning Center.
The level of misinformation being perpetuated by social media and other sources continues to be a challenge for the governments across the board
The level of misinformation being perpetuated by social media and other sources continues to be a challenge for the governments across the board.
This is according Dominica’s PM Roosevelt Skerrit. Mr. Skerrit says that the Covid19 pandemic isn’t the only thing that needs to contains, but also inclusive is our peace of mind.
PM Roosevlt Skerrit
Dominica confirms a new case Covid19 increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 12.
This coming from the Ministry for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment Covid-19 Update Press Briefing.
Epidemiologist Dr. Ahmed.
Official reports reveal that it comes from a 70 year old man.
Dr. Ahmed continued further saying that there have 185 tests completed with 173 negative results.
Dr. Ahmed from Ministry for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment
Principle Nursing Officer in the Ministry of Health reveals that there are a total number of 126 persons under quarantine in Dominica
Principle Nursing Officer in the Ministry of Health Mrs.Terrilia Ravalliere reveals that there are a total number of 126 persons under quarantine in Dominica. 51 people have been discharged on home quarantine, the ministry reveals.
The six units are manned and supervised by highly qualified personnel.
Principle Nursing Officer in the Ministry of Health, Mrs.Terrilia Ravalliere
General Surgeon Dr Sam Christian welcomes the news that Dominica may be receiving 10 new ventilators this week but hopes these are not too few, given the seriousness of the COVID-19 situation
General Surgeon Dr. Sam Christian welcomes the news that Dominica may be receiving 10 new ventilators this week but hopes these are not too few, given the seriousness of the COVID-19 situation. On the report of the country's health authorities, confirmed cases in Dominica lie at 11.
Christian says Dominicans have to individually do what they need to do to protect their families.
Dr. Christian also advised that students be protective and practice discipline with their online studies.
General Surgeon, Dr. Sam Christian
Advisor to Prime Minister Skerrit attorney Anthony Astaphan attempts to clears the air on his professional opinion and advice on the curfew now in effect in Dominica
Advisor to Prime Minister Skerrit attorney Anthony Astaphan attempts to clears the air on his professional opinion and advice on the curfew now in effect in Dominica.
Astaphan says the curfew is required to protect lives and is not in the interest of any political divide.
He says it best to follow the advice of the official heads from all aspects of this matter.
Advisor to Prime Minister Skerrit, Attorney Anthony Astaphan
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