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2 more die from COVID- Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday said two men died in recent days from COVID-19, pushing the total to 174. Those who succumbed are a 74-year-old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Upper Berbice) and a 58–year- old man from Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica). “These persons died while receiving care at our medical facility,” the Health Ministry added. Five persons ...

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Guyana’s COVID-19 deaths now total 172

The Health Ministry on Sunday said two persons died over the last few days from the coronavirus, COVID-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 172. Those, who succumbed to the viral illness, are  a 78-year-old man from Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) and a 60–year- old man from Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica). “These persons died while receiving care at our ...

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Health Minister says Guyana on alert for Brazilian COVID variant

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Friday said Guyana is on high alert for the Brazilian coronavirus variant of concern that could spready much faster and pose serious problems for the country. He said health officials in Region Nine (Upper Takatu/ Upper Essequibo), which is much closer to the border with Brazil, are monitoring the situation in that Portuguese-speaking nation. ...

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169 now dead from coronavirus

The number of persons, who have died from the coronavirus, has risen to 169, the Health Ministry said in Sunday. The Health Ministry says two persons have died while receiving care at a government health facility. They are a 58-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica) and a 39 year old man from Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni). Yesterday, the Health ...

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Health, other services at Night Shelter being upgraded

The Night Shelter, which is a temporary refuge for the homeless, is now offering improved basic health services to occupants, the Ministry of Human Services said at the weekend. The Ministry of Human Services says five Patient Care Assistants have been employed to take care of persons who are differently-abled and unable to take care of themselves. Government says this ...

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19-member COVID vaccine Task Force appointed, begins drafting training manual

The Ministry of Health on Friday named a 19-member broad-based National COVID-19 Vaccines Task Force in preparation for the arrival and roll out of the immunization campaign against the coronavirus disease in Guyana. Chairing the Task Force is Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony who disclosed that already the body has been tasked with developing a training manual on how to administer ...

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Guyana-born nurse, who vaccinated US VP-elect, denies jab was fake, assures “it is safe”

The Guyana-born United States-registered nurse who administered the COVID-19 vaccine to United States (US) Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday debunked claims that the vaccine was a farce, even as she said there has been a spike in inquiries since the jab was administered late last month. Nurse Patricia Cummings, speaking to News Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM, said the ...

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Don’t send “mixed messages” about coronavirus- Health Minister urges elected, other officials

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony has called on elected and other officials to stop sending mixed messages in the fight against the coronavirus, COVID-19. “We have to get everybody to understand the message and we have to get everybody to model the behaviour because once we all do that, we’ll get more people complying  so if we don’t, then we’ll ...

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Guyana to roll out HIV self-testing

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Tuesday announced that Guyanese would be allowed to self-test for the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and that more at-risk persons would be given preventative drugs. “Another area we want to look at is self-testing. This is relatively new and it has been advocated around the world and ...

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166 now dead from COVID-19

Guyana’s Health Ministry on Monday said two more persons died from the coronavirus – the first for the New Year- pushing the death toll to 166. The latest fatalities are a 70-year-old man Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) and an 85-year old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice). “These persons died while receiving care at our medical facility,” the ...

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