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Dusk-to-dawn COVID-19 curfew extended until June; stranded Guyanese overseas asked to submit travel requests

The Public Health Ministry has extended the 6 PM to 6 AM curfew until June 3, 2020, and has made it clear that healthcare workers must be given priority at certain businesses. The Health Minister has ordered that banks, other financial institutions, money transfer services, supermarkets, markets, grocery shops, food services, restaurants, gas stations should not allow healthcare workers to ...

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18 vulnerable organisations to benefit from CDC social relief efforts

Eighteen organizations, which cater to the vulnerable persons in society, especially those living with disabilities, are expected to become beneficiaries of food and sanitation hampers from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in the coming days, as it continues its social relief efforts, government said Thursday night. Four such organisations: the Guyana Deaf Association, the Gifted Hands Learning Centre for Special ...

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Public Health Minister identifies Georgetown areas with COVID-19

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Wednesday identified several areas of Georgetown, the epicentre of Guyana’s COVID-19 virus outbreak, where many of the positive cases live. Areas identified Kitty, Sophia, Turkeyen, Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge, Alberttown, Cummingsburg, Bourda, Lamaha Park, South Ruimveldt and Thirst Park. Latest figures show that the number of confirmed cases has increased by three to 78, including ...

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ExxonMobil and partners inject GYD$60 million intoo COVID-19 relief

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Salvation Army and Rotary Guyana have received more than GY $60 million to support COVID-19 relief programmes, the partners in the Stabroek Block announced on Wednesday. ExxonMobil Guyana and the Stabroek Block co-venturers, Hess and CNOOC, are providing funds as part of the programme established collaboratively with the Department of Energy to support social projects. ...

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US provides additional US$1.7 million to Guyana, Caribbean COVID-19 battle

The United States Government has committed an additional $1.7 million (USD) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean. The United States says, via its Agency for International Development  (USAID),  is providing life-saving support by coordinating with the Government of Guyana, international humanitarian partners, and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for ...

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Govt prepares to rush relief to vulnerable households, farmers, businesses, students

Director General, Ministry of the Presidency and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) Permanent Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Harmon on Saturday said the Government is focused on implementing a multi-faceted approach to bring relief to citizens in the wake of emergency measures put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In an invited comment during a ...

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Link between unresolved general elections and international COVID-19 aid “inaccurate” – Min of Presidency

Two days after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Guyana’s unresolved political situation was stymieing international assistance to fight the coronavirus, COVID-19, the Ministry of the Presidency deemed that assertion “inaccurate.” President David Granger has since restructured the National COVID-19 Task Force and appointed Joseph Harmon as its Chief Executive Officer to, among other things, provide “accurate information with regard to ...

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Granger removes Nagamootoo from day-to-day operations of COVID-19 Task Force

President David Granger has removed day-to-day operations of the COVID-19 Task Force from Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and handed them to Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. Among Harmon’s new responsibilities will be keeping Guyanese abreast with information  on the virus that has so far afflicted 70 persons including 8 who died. Harmon is designated Chief Executive ...

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Public Health Ministry to roll out mobile testing for COVID-19

The Ministry of Public Health will be launching several mobile testing units on Monday, April 27, 2020. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence in her daily update to the nation today. The units will be at located at designated COVID-19 health facilities namely the East La Penitence Health Centre in Georgetown, Herstelling on the East Bank ...

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