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Guyana’s coronavirus death toll now 111, amid poor enforcement of measures

Guyana’s coronavirus death toll on Sunday afternoon stood at 111, even as the country grapples with lax enforcement of measures to help curb the further spread of the virus. The Ministry of Health said the latest fatality is a 78-year-old man from Region One (Barima-Waini) who died while receiving care at “our medical facility.” Earlier Sunday, authorities reported that the ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s coronavirus death toll reaches 102

Guyana’s death toll from the coronavirus has now reached 102 as two more persons were reported to have died from the virus, the Ministry of Public Health reports. The latest fatalities are a 28-year-old male from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and a 57-year-old male from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). Both persons died while receiving care at a government medical facility on Thursday ...

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Former PNCR leader hospitalised with COVID-19

Former leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Robert Corbin has been hospitalised with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, well-placed sources said. The sources said he was admitted on Tuesday and his condition is listed as stable. He is warded at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. He is 72 years old. Mr Corbin is a former Deputy Prime ...

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Govt, GPSU agree to suspend nurses’ industrial unrest

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the Guyana government on Wednesday agreed to suspend industrial unrest by nurses to pave the way for negotiations between the two sides over the next two weeks, according to well-placed sources. The agreement was inked by GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardener and government representative, Dr. Jennifer Westford. Details of the accord were not ...

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Govt deploys Dr. Jennifer Westford to meet with restive nurses

Executive members of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), accompanied by government representative Dr. Jennifer Westford, on Monday continued to meet nurses at hospitals in a bid to resolve a bitter dispute over COVID-19 risk allowances and so stave off a strike from Wednesday, sources said. Dr. Westford, a medical doctor by profession, reportedly met with nurses at the West ...

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COVID-19 death toll now 90

Four persons have died in one day from the coronavirus, COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 90. The Ministry of Health said last night that the latest fatality was a 56-year old man from Baramita in Region One (Barima-Waini). He reportedly died while receiving care at a government health facility. The Health Ministry says  samples were taken on admission and ...

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As airports prepare for mid-October reopening incoming passengers must be COVID-19 negative- Health Minister

Health  Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Thursday said when Guyana’s two international airports reopen to regular flights later this month, passengers would not be allowed to board flights unless they have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, and they might be required to take a second test on landing. Dr. Anthony said ideally PCR tests should be done within 72 ...

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Public Service Union to call “full strike action” by nurses

In the face of threats to take disciplinary action agains nurses who have been staging industrial unrest since last week, the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Thurday warned that it would call a full-scale strike by healthcare workers. GPSU President Patrick Yarde said the Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony and the Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public ...

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