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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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OPINION: I call upon President Granger to change course, to lead from the front

by GHK Lall I refer to the caption, “Mottley says, ‘it is clear that there are forces that do not want to see the votes recounted’” (SN March 18). I think all right-thinking Guyana should applaud the Honorable Mia Mottley for stepping forward to share her thoughts and speak her mind. That her message comes across clearly and unambiguously, despite ...

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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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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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