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Canada helping its citizens leave Guyana

Canada on Saturday continued to fly out its citizens back to Toronto, an area heavily populated by Guyanese. High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee says 28 more left today from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport aboard a Trans Guyana Airways aircraft to Barbados. From there, they will board an Air Canada flight bound for Toronto. Ms Chatterjee ...

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Guyana’s two airports to remain closed until May 1

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and the Eugene Correia International Airport (ECIA) will remain closed to international flights until May 1, 2020, in order to continue mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “The closure of the airspace will greatly assist in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting international contacts,” the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said. The ...

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New Amsterdam resident undergoing tests for COVID-19

A New Amsterdam, Berbice, woman, who fell ill on her return from New York, has been isolated and doctors are awaiting tests from the National Reference Laboratory, a Region Six health sector official said Sunday. The 78-year-old woman has since been quarantined. Four members of her household and three other persons have been isolated, the official said. Samples were taken ...

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Caribbean Airlines quarantines crew on flight with Guyanese woman afflicted with coronavirus

In the wake of the death of a Guyanese woman from the coronoavirus (Covid-19) days after she travelled from New York, Caribbean Airlines today said the 13 crew members who were on that flight have been self-quarantined in Trinidad. The woman travelled on March 7 on BW 521 from JFK International Airport to Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport in transit on ...

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Parts arrive for Ogle airport’s broken baggage scanner

The baggage scanner at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport is about to be repaired, now that spare parts have arrived from China. Airport spokesman, Kit Nascimento says the spares arrived without all of the documents and so they were held up at customs. However, they were due to be released on Tuesday or Wednesday. Mr. Nascimento says the Chinese-made ...

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Guyana unaware of Trinidad’s return of woman who travelled from coronavirus zone

Guyanese authorities on Wednesday said they were unaware that Trinidad and Tobago authorities returned a woman to Guyana because her flight originated from Hong Kong, one of the territories where people have been sickened by the coronavirus. That twin-island nation’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Paras­ram was quoted by the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian newspaper as saying that the woman, ...

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Gov’t rules out bringing home Guyanese students from coronavirus-stricken China

Minister of the Public Service, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has ruled out government bringing home Guyanese from China where they are studying because they are much safer indoors than travelling several days and being quarantined. “Government is not putting plans in place to bring students home. After listening and hearing what’s happening in China and examining our own situation in Guyana we ...

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Guyana may block entry of travellers from China amid fears of coronavirus; entrants after Jan 1 urged to visit doctors

In an effort to interrupt the spread of the coronavirus, people travelling from China are likely to be blocked from entering Guyana, and all those who came from that populous East Asian country after January are asked to contact the nearest health facility, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. “Persons in China who plan to travel to Guyana are asked ...

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Guyana preparing for deadly coronavirus

The Ministry of Public Health’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle says the country’s port health officials have been alerted and sensitised on how to spot “signs and symptoms” of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has killed 80 persons, so far, in China, and sickened thousands of others. As a precaution, “any person experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms should ...

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CJI Airport silent on cause of water disruption resulting in unflushed toilets

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Thursday morning remained silent on the cause of water disruption that resulted in many unflushed and dirty toilets, even as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) did not take any blame for the problem. “On January 8th 2019, CJIA’s water supply was disrupted resulting in the terminal buildings being out of water for several hours. ...

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