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Gov’t hints at restricting movement of people to halt Coronavirus

The Guyana government on Wednesday warned that it would take “extreme measures” against people who are moving about freely and so risk contracting or spreading the deadly coronavirus,  COVID-19. The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) warned that Guyana might have to follow several other countries in curtailing the movement of people in an effort to curb the disease that has ...

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GRA suspends processing drivers, vehicle licences; pushes back tax payments to curb COVID-19 spread

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday announced that it would not be renewing or issuing first-time drivers and conductor licences and motor vehicle registrations until April 30. The tax collection agency also announced that the payment of corporate and individual advance taxes and income taxes for businesses has been deferred until June 30. The GRA said measures to reduce ...

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GRA waives all taxes on supplies needed to fight, treat COVID-19

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced a waiver of value added tax (VAT) and duties on all medical supplies for testing, prevention and treatment of the coronavirus (COVID-19), that has so far claimed the life of one woman and afflicted four other persons. The tax collection agency says the waiver is not limited to soaps, disinfectant sprays, hand sanitizers, ...

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Republic Bank relaxes rules on late fees, loan repayments to help cushion impact of Coronavirus

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited has started waiving late fees and other penalties on the repayment of credit card debts, loans and mortgages as well as allowing eligible customers to postpone loan repayments for the next six months, in keeping with a request by the Bank of Guyana to all commercial banks. “In response to the anticipated impact as a result ...

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Coronavirus hitting businesses hard

Fears over the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been taking a toll on Guyana’s business sector with as many of them having either closed or scaled back operations. Many Chinese-run businesses in Guyana which depend on all-week shopping by Cuban traders, have closed their doors, so too are several local businesses and fast food enterprises. It is estimated that each Cuban ...

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4 confirmed coronavirus cases in Guyana; 13 in mandatory quarantine

Guyana’s health authorities have asked 70 persons to stay at home for 14 days and 13 are under compulsory quarantine as part of efforts to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle said Tuesday. The senior Public Health Ministry official made the disclosure, even as she rubbished websites that are reporting ...

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Total lockdown at University of Guyana

The University of Guyana (UG), has imposed a total lockdown of its campuses beginning Wednesday, March 25, to stave off the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). This will last until April 20. The university says it has decided on self-isolation and imposed total restricted physical contact. The revised measures apply to all staff, students and departments of the campuses. The institution says ...

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Commercial banks cut back on opening hours due to COVID-19

Banks in Guyana will from Tuesday March 24, adjust their banking hours to customers as one measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Guyana. A Bank of Guyana (BOG) spokeswoman told News Talk Radio Guyana that the Guyana Bankers Association came up with the initiative and sought the approval of BOG to which the central bank gave ...

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Schools will remain closed until April 3

The Ministry of Education says schools will remain closed until April 3, 2020 as authorities continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Guyana. Teachers, parents and students are advised to take note of the new dates. The Ministry of Education had initially announced a two-week closure which was scheduled to end on Friday, 27th March. The Easter term holiday begins ...

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GTT makes COVID-19 hotlines toll free

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Wednesday confirmed that after interactions with officials from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the company has decided to make all Covid-19 hotline numbers toll free. “The decision to make the hotline numbers toll free came as part of the company’s strategic measure to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic ...

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