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Health care workers to get bonus pay, all will be classified as ‘frontline workers’ – President Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that all healthcare workers would receive a two-week equivalent bonus pay before the end of the year as part of government’s response to the pandemic. The Head of State made the announcement during his address at a ceremony to commence the retrofitting of the Leonora Diagnostic Hospital on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) ...

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Guyana gets US$7.5 million World Bank loan to help fight COVID-19

The World Bank approved today the US$7.5 million Guyana COVID-19 Emergency Response Project to support the country in tackling the current pandemic and strengthening the country’s health system. “The World Bank is working with member countries in the Caribbean to help them respond to COVID-19 and prepare for a resilient recovery. This financing for Guyana will help the country tackle the current ...

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ICU patients to be moved to Ocean View Infectious Disease Hospital

A number of COVID-19 patients, who require intensive care, are to be moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital located at the former Ocean View Hotel, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Tuesday. His announcement came even as Guyana recorded its 147 death from the virus since it was first detected here in March. Official statistics show that ...

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146 now dead from COVID in Guyana

Guyana’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 146, with three more deaths reported Sunday night. The Health Ministry says those who succumbed are a 29-year old man from Region Seven- Cuyuni/ Mazaruni, an 89-year old man from Region Six- East Berbice/ Corentyne and an 88-year-old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice). The Health Ministry says they died while receiving ...

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Success in fighting COVID-19 in Kwebanna example for rest of Guyana; govt mum on heightened police enforcement of COVID measures

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony at the weekend said the success in fighting COVID-19 in Kwebanna, North-West District in Region One highlights the importance of following the measures to fight the viral disease, even as he boasted that 80 percent of the more than 5,000 infected people have recovered. Latest statistics released on Sunday by the Health Ministry show that ...

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More than 100 arrested in Berbice for not wearing masks; police intensifying enforcement of COVID-19 measures

More than 100 persons in Region Six- East Berbice/ Corentyne- have been arrested for breaching the COVID-19 measures, as police in that Region prepare to intensify enforcement of the gazetted measures to combat the spread of the viral disease. Divisional Commander, Jairam Ramlakhan says  most of the 116 persons have been released on self-bail and a few of them have ...

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Stay at home during the Christmas Season- Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony has called on Guyanese not to socialise during the Christmas Season in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus that has already killed more than 140 Guyanese. “We know that traditionally people tend to increase their socialisation during Christmas, people tend to  increase their drinking during Christmas, people want to have family and friends ...

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COVID-19 lockdown lifted in Kwebanna, Region One

The Government has lifted its lockdown on Kwebanna, Barima-Waini (Region One) after positive COVID-19 cases reduced to four. Minister of Health,Dr. Frank Anthony said the measures put in place to curb transmission of the disease, coupled with resident’s adherence to the guidelines, have been successful. “At the peak of this cluster of cases… we had about 62 cases, so today we have ...

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St. Cuthbert’s Mission COVID-19 cases very mild

The number of COVID-19 cases in St. Cuthbert’s Mission has risen to 239, but those affected are suffering only mild symptoms of the disease, Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony said Monday. He added that with more testing being done, it is expected that the number of positive cases will increase. “A lot of them are asymptomatic, they have no ...

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Expired imported duck meat seized from local business

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) and the Ministry of Health on Monday seized 483 pounds of undocumented and expired packaged duck meat from a city business. While the shipper’s name has not been revealed, the items were imported from the USA. Dr. Ozaye Dodson, the Ministry’s Director of Veterinary and Public Health, said the GLDA notified his department of ...

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