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Trade unions ask High Court to quash latest COVID-19 vaccination measures

The Guyana Teachers’ Union, Guyana Public Service Union and their umbrella Guyana Trades Union Congress on Tuesday  asked the High Court to quash government’s vaccination policy that they say amount to coercion to take the jab against the viral disease. Also named as applicants are GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardner, GTU General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald and GTUC General Secretary ...

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Huge turnout of school-age children for Pfizer vaccine at Movietowne

More than 1,000 school-age children by midday Sunday took a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine, as a steady stream of vehicles continued  to enter the Movietowne compound at Liliendaal where the jabs were being provided. “This is a great response. We have a lot of parents bringing their children out to get  vaccinated,” said Health Minister Frank Anthony, a medical doctor by ...

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COVID-19 vaccines were not developed overnight “humanity was lucky” — Guyanese virologist at Pfizer

Principal Research Scientist at United States drug maker, Pfizer, Dr Vidia Roopchand has sought to dispel concerns that COVID vaccines were developed overnight, but said they date back to the fight against two other coronaviruses. He said research in tackling Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the early 200s and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012 formed the basis ...

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Top Guyanese scientist at Pfizer hails quality of UG education

A Guyanese senior virologist at United States drug maker, Pfizer, Dr Vidia Roopchand, has hailed the quality of education being offered at the University of Guyana from which he obtained his first degree. “I know a lot of students in Guyana are sometimes tentative about the standard of education they are receiving but I can tell you this that the ...

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PNCR’s Mervyn Williams in COVID-ICU

Former People’s National Congress Reform parliamentarian, Mervyn Williams was Friday still in the Intensive Care Unit of the COVID-19 hospital, well-placed sources said. The sources said Mr. Williams was not vaccinated against the virus that has so far claimed the lives of more than 600 persons in Guyana. “He is having a hard time,” the source said. A former ministerial ...

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Guyana Teachers’ Union plans to take legal action, demand free PCR tests, protest against COVID-19 rules

President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Mark Lyte late Wednesday night announced that that workers’ organisation was on standby to take legal action against government  if teachers are prevented from entering their workplaces because they have not been vaccinated or tested negative for the coronavirus. After a more than two-hour long virtual meeting with more than 1,000 attendees, he ...

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Anti-vaccination protesters locked up for alleged illegal procession

Several anti- vaccination protesters were Wednesday afternoon arrested as they were proceeding on Brickdam to the Ministry of Education’s offices, amid stiffer rules and enforcement for teachers and staff. Police said eight persons were arrested as they marched west on Brickdam from the Square of the Revolution. They were nabbed and put into a police police bus. Sources said that ...

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March 2023