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DDL infuses sanitiser into Ministry of Education’s COVID-19 fight for CXC exams

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Friday announced a donation of alcohol based sanitizing cleaner, Environ, to the Ministry of Education to assist secondary schools with preparation for the upcoming Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Examinations (CSEC and CAPE). One hundred and twenty-eight secondary schools across the country will each receive a 19 litres (5 gallons) of the cleanser to ensure that ...

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Seal off borders, shut down illegal shops to stop coronavirus upsurge in mining districts- Miners Association

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) in Friday blamed government for poor border enforcement and allowing illegal shops as main reasons for the upsurge of the coronavirus, COVID-19, in mining districts. The association appealed to the authorities to take decisive action to stop the spread of the virus. “It appears that the COVID-19 is being spread at our ...

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Spike in COVID-19 cases forces shutdown of “specific” mining areas, wider testing

A steep increase in the number of COVID-19 cases mainly in Regions One and Seven on Monday forced government to order the closure of a number of areas in the gold mining sector and increase testing for the deadly coronavirus, the National COVID-19 Task Force announced. “The enhanced containment measures will include cease work orders for specific areas in the ...

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Police to charge APNU+AFC supporters for breaching COVID-19 orders

Police on Thursday said they would charge a number of supporters of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) for breaching the COVID-19 orders that provide for physical distancing. “Police were able to identify a number of individuals in the gathering and summons are being prepared for charges against them for breach of the National Public Orders Restriction,” the ...

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Guyana’s 12 new coronavirus cases are from Region One

The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported 12 new cases of the coronavirus  after 42 tests were conducted within the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of confirmed cases to 183. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud says that all the new cases originated in Region One which indicates a 100 percent increase in their number ...

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COVID-19: Guyana announces six-phase reopening

The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) announces a six phase re-opening of Guyana commencing with Phase 1 starting tomorrow, June 18th and will last until July 2nd. Government says the current curfew of 6pm to 6am will remain in effect for Phase 1 in all administrative regions. The non-curfew measures will be lifted in Regions 5 and 8 which, to ...

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Govt will decide on new COVID-19 emergency measures from Thursday

As the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prepares to decide later Tuesday afternoon whether to use the recount tabulation and the observation reports to declare  results of the March 2, 2020 elections or ask that fresh elections be held, the Guyana government announced that new COVID-19 emergency measures  will be announced on Wednesday. “Kindly note that the current ...

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No total lockdown- Harmon

Chief Executive Officer of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Joseph Harmon on Saturday ruled out a total lockdown across Guyana, even as the number of infected persons and deaths continue to rise. “I want to make this clear that the National Corona Task Force has not considered a national lockdown,” he said in a statement on the government-controlled National Communications ...

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Gold mining essential for economic growth, foreign exchange despite COVID-19 spread- GGDMA President

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday rejected calls by several civil society organisations for the delisting of mining as an essential service, saying that the industry accounts for a huge chunk of foreign exchange earnings and a fair amount of economic growth. “Miners have a right to ply their trade even during this time. Mining contributes ...

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Britain helps Guyana, other Caribbean countries fight COVID-19

Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 (PAHO)—The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million Pounds (USD $3.8 m) to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to help Guyana and seven other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member nations cushion the impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19. The other countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and ...

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