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COVID-19: Domestic flights to border areas suspended

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday ordered an end to all domestic flights to areas near the border to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from neighbouring countries to other parts of Guyana. Referring to Section 88 of the Civil Aviation Act 2018, the GCAA indicated that any individual who violates the directive will be fined ...

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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 now records 19 coronavirus cases; Health Minister calls for no discrimination against health workers

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Wednesday announced that Guyana has now recorded 19 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, even as she appealed to public transportation operators not to stop carrying health workers. “I now wish to make an appeal to all those who are bent on stigmatising our health workers – refusal of entry into public transportation, among ...

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Parks and gardens closed for Easter weekend

The Protected Area Commission (PAC) and the National Parks Commission (NPC) have announced the closure of all recreational parks and gardens for the Easter Weekend adhering to the COVID-19 National Task Force social distancing measure. The PAC in a statement says from Thursday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 14 (Easter Weekend) all parks and gardens, including the Botanical Gardens, National ...

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ACDA calls on government to provide relief to the poor being hit by COVID-19

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Wednesday called on the Guyana government to set aside the political situation and provide emergency relief due of economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 decline in economic activity. “A more robust and broad-based stimulus package for households and business, that can protect the people and economy of Guyana from the potentially ...

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Guyana’s two airports to remain closed until May 1

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and the Eugene Correia International Airport (ECIA) will remain closed to international flights until May 1, 2020, in order to continue mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “The closure of the airspace will greatly assist in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting international contacts,” the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said. The ...

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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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New Amsterdam on COVID-19 virus lockdown

The municipal government of New Amsterdam on Sunday ordered an immediate total lockdown of businesses and religious services in that East Berbice town in order to ward off the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. Residents are asked to be indoors by 7pm, the council said. The Council said, “failure to comply with the new guidelines, the Guyana Police Force will be informed, ...

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