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Arrival of Chinese raises coronavirus fears at Bosai’s Linden bauxite operations

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Guyanese workers at Bosai Minerals Group (Guyana), a bauxite company in Linden, are concerned about the arrival of at least five Chinese from mainland China who have since been quarantined in their rooms as a precaution against the potentially deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). However, Bosai General Manager, Eric Yu said the Chinese nationals, who are from Chongqing, passed through Germany where ...

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Guyana unaware of Trinidad’s return of woman who travelled from coronavirus zone

Guyanese authorities on Wednesday said they were unaware that Trinidad and Tobago authorities returned a woman to Guyana because her flight originated from Hong Kong, one of the territories where people have been sickened by the coronavirus. That twin-island nation’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Paras­ram was quoted by the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian newspaper as saying that the woman, ...

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Gov’t rules out bringing home Guyanese students from coronavirus-stricken China

Minister of the Public Service, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has ruled out government bringing home Guyanese from China where they are studying because they are much safer indoors than travelling several days and being quarantined. “Government is not putting plans in place to bring students home. After listening and hearing what’s happening in China and examining our own situation in Guyana we ...

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Guyana may block entry of travellers from China amid fears of coronavirus; entrants after Jan 1 urged to visit doctors

In an effort to interrupt the spread of the coronavirus, people travelling from China are likely to be blocked from entering Guyana, and all those who came from that populous East Asian country after January are asked to contact the nearest health facility, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. “Persons in China who plan to travel to Guyana are asked ...

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Fire at Georgetown hospital psychiatric ward

A fire erupted at the psychiatric ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Wednesday morning but all of the 48 patients were evacuated without injuries, a senior fire officer at the scene said. Fire Officer for operations Gregory Wickham said a probe has begun to determine the cause of the fire. The blaze began in a ward on the ...

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Guyana preparing for deadly coronavirus

The Ministry of Public Health’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle says the country’s port health officials have been alerted and sensitised on how to spot “signs and symptoms” of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has killed 80 persons, so far, in China, and sickened thousands of others. As a precaution, “any person experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms should ...

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Guyana, other Caribbean countries advised to reinforce surveillance for deadly coronavirus

As Guyana’s Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) office here prepare to next week brief Guyanese about the emergence of a 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday advised health authorities in Guyana and other Caribbean states to be vigilant against the contagious disease. Executive Director of CARPHA, Dr Joy St. John ...

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Granger in “good health” -latest evaluation in Cuba

After being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, more than a year ago, President David Granger’s doctors in Cuba say he is in good health and there is no sign of cancer. The President completed a follow-up medical evaluation in Havana, Cuba, on January 20, following a previous evaluation in October, 2019 which revealed that his cancer was ...

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APNU+AFC targets 40-seat victory in March polls on record of achievements

City Mayor, Ubraj Narine Monday night said the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) wants to win the upcoming general elections by 40 seats, even as other coalition speakers listed a series of achievements to justify their party’s re-election. Addressing about 100 persons in Tiger Bay/West End, a depressed Georgetown community nestled in between Rosemary Lane and ...

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Prominent Guyanese surgeon Dr Bud Lee dies

Prominent and highly-respected Guyanese surgeon, Dr. Wallace Irving ‘Bud’ Lee died Saturday at Woodlands Hospital which he co-founded, the Head of the Guyana Medical Council Dr. Navin Rambarran confirmed. Dr Lee was 87 years old. His passing has plunged the medical fraternity into mourning. Dr. Madan Rambarran, who was associated with Dr. Lee for several years, was saddened at the ...

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