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GYD$25,000 per household COVID-19 relief- President Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that government would be providing a GYD$25,000 in relief to each household due to the adverse impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19. In an address to the Annual General Meeting of the Private Sector Commission, he said in addition to the disbursement of funds to the health and education sectors, the household assistance would be ...

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COVID-19 relief for essential workers, vulnerable women

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government will be taking decisive action to support essential workers, victims of gender-based violence and other vulnerable groups of Guyanese facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud said Monday that this initiative will be piloted in the last quarter of the year and will form part ...

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Curfew back to 6 PM to 6 AM, as positive cases, deaths increase

by Samuel Sukhnandan Two weeks after relaxing the daily curfew time by two hours, the government has now decided to revert to implementing the old curfew from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M, as the coronavirus death toll increased to 41. This new measure takes effect from September 1 and ends on September 30, 2020, according to the order published in ...

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Paediatrician Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo dies

Well-known Guyanese pediatrician, Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo died this morning at the Balwant Singh Hospital. He was rushed there for emergency treatment. Details are sketchy, but a senior medical doctor confirmed that Dr. Chatterdeo passed away. Dr. Chatterdeo started off his career in the medical profession as a pharmacist and later went on to study medicine at the University of Guyana. ...

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Increased fines for COVID-19 offences coming- Health Minister

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony on Saturday said government was preparing to amend the Health Ordnance to provide for higher fines, but he said ultimately the public has to heed advice if the virus is to be brought under control. “One of the things that we are right now contemplating is to look at the Ordinance and possibly now, ...

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Guyana’s coronavirus deaths now 35, 503 others isolated

The Ministry of Health on Friday said Guyana’s coronavirus death toll has risen to  35 with the passing of four more persons. The number of hospitalised persons is 96, including nine in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital,  and those in home isolation now total 407. The Health Ministry said 112 others are in institutional quarantine to ...

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Cancer patients get GTT Pinktober-funded hampers

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it has gifted forty cancer patients with a total of 120 COVID-19 food hampers over the past three months. The food relief was distributed by the Beacon Foundation through a $500,000GYD Pinktober grant from GTT. GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens, explained that the goal of the grant was to meet the nutritional ...

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1 firefighter COVID-19 positive, 14 others isolated

Fourteen firefighters, who work at the Melanie Damishana Fire station, are in isolation after one of their colleagues tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle says the fire fighter, who was tested positive, came into contact with colleagues. The infected firefighter is stationed at the Melanie Damishana fire station. According to Mr. Gentle, the crew at Melanie ...

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UG classes remain Online as COVID-19 situation worsens

The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday announced that it would continue to work Online and so courses for the first semester of the new academic year would not be held in face-to-face classrooms “Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 thenstitution will continue to work in safe mode online with essential services being performed on the University’s campuses,” UG ...

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