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Coronavirus hitting businesses hard

Fears over the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been taking a toll on Guyana’s business sector with as many of them having either closed or scaled back operations. Many Chinese-run businesses in Guyana which depend on all-week shopping by Cuban traders, have closed their doors, so too are several local businesses and fast food enterprises. It is estimated that each Cuban ...

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4 confirmed coronavirus cases in Guyana; 13 in mandatory quarantine

Guyana’s health authorities have asked 70 persons to stay at home for 14 days and 13 are under compulsory quarantine as part of efforts to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle said Tuesday. The senior Public Health Ministry official made the disclosure, even as she rubbished websites that are reporting ...

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Total lockdown at University of Guyana

The University of Guyana (UG), has imposed a total lockdown of its campuses beginning Wednesday, March 25, to stave off the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). This will last until April 20. The university says it has decided on self-isolation and imposed total restricted physical contact. The revised measures apply to all staff, students and departments of the campuses. The institution says ...

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Commercial banks cut back on opening hours due to COVID-19

Banks in Guyana will from Tuesday March 24, adjust their banking hours to customers as one measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Guyana. A Bank of Guyana (BOG) spokeswoman told News Talk Radio Guyana that the Guyana Bankers Association came up with the initiative and sought the approval of BOG to which the central bank gave ...

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Schools will remain closed until April 3

The Ministry of Education says schools will remain closed until April 3, 2020 as authorities continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Guyana. Teachers, parents and students are advised to take note of the new dates. The Ministry of Education had initially announced a two-week closure which was scheduled to end on Friday, 27th March. The Easter term holiday begins ...

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GTT makes COVID-19 hotlines toll free

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Wednesday confirmed that after interactions with officials from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the company has decided to make all Covid-19 hotline numbers toll free. “The decision to make the hotline numbers toll free came as part of the company’s strategic measure to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic ...

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Updated: Aruba Airlines gets approval to collect stranded Cubans in Guyana / Actualizado: Aruba Airlines obtiene aprobación para recoger cubanos varados en Guyana

Vea a continuación el informe de noticias traducidas de Google Translate servicio. The more than 200 mostly Cuban shoppers, who are stranded in Guyana due to the closure of this country’s two international airports, are expected to leave on emergency flights being facilitated by Guyanese authorities, the Cuban Embassy said Thursday night. Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Narciso Reinaldo Armador Soeorro ...

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Roman Catholic, Anglican churches cancel all Masses over Covid-19 fears

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Georgetown and the Anglican Diocese of Guyana announce that all Masses are cancelled to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). “With this in mind all Masses will be cancelled in the Diocese effective Sunday 22nd March 2020 until further notice,” Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne said in a statement. Instead, he urged the ...

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President issues wide-ranging anti-coronavirus orders to destroy property, curtail movement of people, spend emergency funds

President David Granger has issued sweeping powers that may include the destruction of personal property, compulsory hospitalisation, and the spending of monies from the Consolidated Fund to fight the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). He said his directive remains in force until he withdraws it. Citing provisions in the Guyana Constitution to guarantee free public health care and the deprivation of people’s ...

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Coronavirus: UG staff, students sent home until month-end; education ministry wants private lessons closed

The Ministry of Education is calling on providers of private lessons to suspend their operations as Guyana seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). The education ministry is calling on private lesson providers not to open for classes and ensure social distancing. And, as a precautionary measure in response to Covid-19, the University of Guyana’s (UG’s) staff and ...

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