Thursday 28 May, 2020

WATCH: A timeline of the coronavirus outbreak

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The coronavirus pandemic is radically changing our way of life. And given how rapidly evolving the outbreak has been, it is easy to lose sight of how we got to this stage.

As of Saturday, April 4, 2020, more than a million people have been infected by COVID-19 in 207 countries, killing nearly 57,000.

Jamaica recorded its first case of the disease on Tuesday, March 10 and followed up the following day with a second confirmed case. Both cases were imported and both involved women who had travelled to Jamaica from the United Kingdom. Since then, the number of cases has increased to 53.

In the video below, Loop News presents a timeline of the virus, when it was first spotted and where, how the Jamaican government responded and how it is currently affecting life on the island.

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