With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 24, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.

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To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

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Coming up in the newscast, Florida residents over 50 can now get COVID vaccine, two Reggae Boyz test positive for COVID-19 and Bermuda begins vaccinating teenagers.

Now for the news in the detail

The number of Floridians eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine expanded on Monday as the state allowed anybody age 50 and up to get the shot. With the loosening of the statewide qualifications, more than a third of Florida residents are now eligible to get a vaccine solely based on age. Health care workers, law enforcement, firefighters, school employees and people considered medically vulnerable are also eligible for the vaccines.

Now for Caribbean News,

Two players of Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz football squad have tested positive for COVID-19. One of the positive players is a footballer based in England who signed on to play for the team. This is ahead of the reggae boyz international friendly against the United States in Austria on March 25. The Jamaica Football Federation said the two players are currently in isolation. Thursday’s game forms a part of their preparations for the 2021 Gold Cup tournament and the final round of World Cup qualifiers later this year.

Also in Jamaica,

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and wife Juliet along with Opposition Leader Mark Golding received their first shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday. The jabs were administered at the Good Samaritan Inn in Kingston. Prime Minister Holness used the opportunity to push for the national identification program, NIDS, saying that the vaccination process would be much easier for Jamaicans under NIDS.

And in Bermuda,

Teenagers in Bermuda have the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine, with health authorities on Monday opening vaccination to all residents over the age of 16. Health Minister Kim Wilson said the vaccination campaign is the country’s best chance of moving beyond the pandemic. As of March 13, 30 percent of the country’s population had received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine sent by the United Kingdom. Bermuda’s goal is to vaccinate 70 percent of the population by the end of this year.

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