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Public Health Ministry to roll out mobile testing for COVID-19

The Ministry of Public Health will be launching several mobile testing units on Monday, April 27, 2020. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence in her daily update to the nation today. The units will be at located at designated COVID-19 health facilities namely the East La Penitence Health Centre in Georgetown, Herstelling on the East Bank ...

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United States gives Guyana US$475,000 to fight COVID-19

The United States (US) on Thursday announced that US$475,000 would be provided to help Guyana swiftly combat the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. The US embassy said the money would be used to help address Guyana’s priority areas of laboratory diagnostics and systems strengthening and supplies, surveillance, infection prevention & control, and emergency operation centers. The embassy said the US ...

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Domestic aircraft owners slam Civil Aviation Authority over “unscrupulous” price-gouging claims

Domestic aircraft owners, represented by two rival associations, on Tuesday railed against the adverse impact of COVID-19 measures, saying that their operational costs have gone up and a number of them have been f0rced to increase passenger fares. The Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AOAG) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), in separate statements, slammed the Director-General of the ...

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OPINION: Americans are now faced with two critical emergencies: the COVID-19 pandemic, and Donald Trump

by Paul Sanders, New York Had you watched Trump’s press briefing on Monday you’d conclude by now that the man occupying the White House should be in an inpatient mental-facility. His manic, gibbering ragefest was a complete meltdown shitshow of a failed man who has long ago passed the limits of his competence and knowledge. It was an angry, needy ...

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Help and Shelter gets toll free hotline for domestic violence calls

Amid the need for persons to stay at home to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the local Help and Shelter organization said it is anticipating an increase in domestic violence calls. To assist victims and reduce abuse, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has collaborated with the charity to make its hotline numbers free of charge during ...

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COVID-19 kills Guyanese literary icons in US, Britain

Guyanese poet, actor, playwright, director, and literary critic, Michael Gilkes, passed away on Tuesday morning after spending three nights in the intensive care unit fighting the Covid-19 coronavirus in England. He died at the age of 86. Dr Gilkes will be remembered for his meaningful contribution to the theatre industry in Guyana, the Caribbean and other parts of the world. ...

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PPP proposes 10-day national recount

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday discussed a proposal by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to reduce the time it would take to recount the results of last month’s general elections from 156 days to 10 days. PPP-nominated Elections Commissioner, Sase Gunraj says he and his colleagues revised the timeframe by increasing the number of work-stations from six to ...

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Doctors getting COVID-19 lab results quicker after filing objections; Medical Council warns against delays

Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) are now receiving COVID-19 laboratory results in a timely manner, rather than having to wait 48 hours, according to the hospital’s Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Fawcett Jeffrey. “We have a medium now that is assisting us in getting the results in a more timely manner,” he told News-Talk Radio ...

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