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In the week to Thursday July 16, 2020 among the 20 CARICOM members and associate members, there have been 697 new confirmed cases (compared to 692 last week, and 902 two weeks ago) and 25 new confirmed deaths (compared to 23 last week, and 20 two weeks ago). Most of these new cases were identified in Haiti (416).The remaining 281 cases were reported in 13 countries: Antigua and Barbuda (1 case); The Bahamas (13 cases); Barbados (6 cases); Belize (9 cases); Bermuda (1 case); Cayman Islands (2 cases); Guyana (28 cases); Jamaica (12 cases); Montserrat (1 case); St.

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Employers and business play a vital role in protecting migrant workers and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many provide essential care, services and goods and, in doing so, rely heavily on their migrant workforce. This includes nurses, doctors and other frontline care workers as well as the agricultural, transport and retail workers that keep our cities and towns supplied with food and other essential items.

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This webinar was held on 22 May 2020. CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO THE WEBINAR. The purpose of these SOPs is to provide a quick and easy guide for Frontline border officials to prevent the transmission of the corona virus and prevent the contamination of work facilities, as well as effectively manage any suspected cases of the virus. We greatly appreciate your feedback to identify the operational value of this Guide in the current context for the protection of frontline border officials and areas of work.

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IOM COVID-19 Impact on Points of Entry Weekly Analysis is meant to serve IOM Member States, IOM, UN and voluntary partner agencies, the civil society (including media) as well as the general population in analysing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Points of Entry. It is particularly relevant when identifying and addressing specific needs faced by migrants and mobile populations, disproportionately affected by the global mobility restrictions.

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic affects the activities of the food system (food production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumption) and its outcomes —particularly food security and social well-being. This report, co-edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), offers policy recommendations for sustaining demand and administering the food trade during the emergency and preventing a regional food crisis should it continue.

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Estela Aragón, Research Officer, IOM Regional Office for North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Briana Mawby, Lead Researcher, IOM Regional Office for North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Wanya Illes, Senior Technical Officer, Caribbean Community

Clarence Henry, Programme Officer, Regional Integration Unit, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

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