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Updated: Aruba Airlines gets approval to collect stranded Cubans in Guyana / Actualizado: Aruba Airlines obtiene aprobación para recoger cubanos varados en Guyana

Vea a continuación el informe de noticias traducidas de Google Translate servicio. The more than 200 mostly Cuban shoppers, who are stranded in Guyana due to the closure of this country’s two international airports, are expected to leave on emergency flights being facilitated by Guyanese authorities, the Cuban Embassy said Thursday night. Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Narciso Reinaldo Armador Soeorro ...

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Roman Catholic, Anglican churches cancel all Masses over Covid-19 fears

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Georgetown and the Anglican Diocese of Guyana announce that all Masses are cancelled to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). “With this in mind all Masses will be cancelled in the Diocese effective Sunday 22nd March 2020 until further notice,” Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne said in a statement. Instead, he urged the ...

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President issues wide-ranging anti-coronavirus orders to destroy property, curtail movement of people, spend emergency funds

President David Granger has issued sweeping powers that may include the destruction of personal property, compulsory hospitalisation, and the spending of monies from the Consolidated Fund to fight the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). He said his directive remains in force until he withdraws it. Citing provisions in the Guyana Constitution to guarantee free public health care and the deprivation of people’s ...

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Coronavirus: UG staff, students sent home until month-end; education ministry wants private lessons closed

The Ministry of Education is calling on providers of private lessons to suspend their operations as Guyana seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). The education ministry is calling on private lesson providers not to open for classes and ensure social distancing. And, as a precautionary measure in response to Covid-19, the University of Guyana’s (UG’s) staff and ...

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National Grade Six exam postponed due to coronavirus

Following careful consideration about the administration of the National Grade Six Assessment during restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the Ministry of Education has rescheduled the examination to a date to be announced. The education ministry in an advisory said the previously-announced dates of April 8 and 9 for the sitting of the examination are no longer ...

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Guyana confirms three more Covid-19 cases

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence on Saturday confirmed three positive cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number to date to four.  “The three patients who have tested most recently positive have been identified as the husband of the 52-year old woman who died from the virus earlier this week, one of her children and another person living at their ...

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Coronavirus shuts down Guyana-Suriname ferry crossing

The Guyana-Suriname ferry service has suspended operations because that neighbouring country on Friday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus. “The decision was made by the Surinamese authorities to close all ports of entry after the country recorded its first case of the novel Coronavirus today,” the management of the ferry service said. When the suspension begins on Saturday, ...

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Caribbean Airlines quarantines crew on flight with Guyanese woman afflicted with coronavirus

In the wake of the death of a Guyanese woman from the coronoavirus (Covid-19) days after she travelled from New York, Caribbean Airlines today said the 13 crew members who were on that flight have been self-quarantined in Trinidad. The woman travelled on March 7 on BW 521 from JFK International Airport to Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport in transit on ...

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Guyana records first “imported case” of Coronavirus; President Granger discourages “public gatherings”

President David Granger Wednesday night announced that a 52-year-old Guyanese woman, who returned from the United States (US) on March 5, died on Wednesday – six days later – is Guyana’s first “imported case of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Mr Granger said the woman, who went to a government-owned health care and treatment institution, had uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension. ...

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Soldier in fireworks explosion dies

One of the nine soldiers injured in the fireworks explosion on the weekend at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard headquarters died on Sunday morning, the Ministry of the Presidency said. Corporal Seon Ross 21331 succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was receiving treatment following an explosion on Saturday around 1:30 pm ...

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