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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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Drag racer is 5th COVID-19 death

Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence on Monday night confirmed a fifth death in Guyana as a result of COVID-19. The deceased is a male, Deryck Jaisingh, from Region Four who passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation earlier Monday evening. Jaisingh, known as ‘Mad Dog’ was a drag racer. The Ministry of Public Health and the Government of ...

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No more COVID-19 deaths but confirmed cases rise to 29

Guyana has not recorded any more COVID-19 deaths but the number of infected persons has risen to 29, the Public Health Ministry said in its latest update. The total number of confirmed cases of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) in Guyana now stands at 29 as of April 5. Of the 29 confirmed cases, 25 are active and 4 are ...

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GHRA calls for hundreds of prisoners to be released

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling on authorities to send home hundreds of prisoners to help ease overcrowding as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. “These recommendations are also made in light of the very limited medical services currently available in the prisons, where not even the services of the medex are available ...

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Gov’t mobilising basic supplies for vulnerable communities; Nagamootoo vows “there will be no abuse”

In light of the month-long emergency measures instituted by the Ministry of Public Health in the fight against COVID-19, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is mobilising resources to support vulnerable persons and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic that has sickened and killed people in Guyana. The CDC is harnessing the resources through the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) and, according ...

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Gov’t issues nationwide dusk to dawn curfew

The Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence on Friday imposed a nationwide curfew from 6pm to 6am in an effort to curb the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has already killed four persons. The curfew takes effect on April 3 and will last for one month. She said no one is allowed to leave his or her home except for those ...

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COVID-19: Govt will shut down entertainment places from midnight Friday

President David Granger says government will shut down several businesses from Friday night because people have been ignoring calls for social distancing for several weeks now. “The Government, in order to strengthen containment measures, will close public gathering at places of entertainment, including bars, clubs, gymnasiums, night clubs, restaurants and swimming pools, between () 18:00 hours and 06:00 hours (6pm ...

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Updated: Guyana confirms fourth COVID-19 death

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence Wednesday night  confirmed that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Guyana has moved to 4.. The deceased is a male from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica). Earlier this evening, Minister Lawrence had confirmed Guyana’s third COVID-19 death was Ms Osa Collins, a 78-year-old resident of New Amsterdam. She died at the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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Guyana’s COVID-19 claims another life, more persons test positive

Guyana now has now recorded two deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the number of confirmed cases now stands at 12, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle said Tuesday. Delivering the Public Health Ministry’s daily update, she said statistics on confirmed cases available up to Monday afternoon showed an increase from eight to 12 cases. Gordon-Boyle said 10 confirmed ...

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Guyana may record up to 1,400 COVID-19 cases -Health Minister

The Ministry of Public Health on Monday predicted that Guyana could record as much as 1,400 COVID-19 cases and as much as 100 of them would be admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU), based on a model by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) . Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence told an extensive news conference on Monday that ...

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