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GHRA calls for hundreds of prisoners to be released

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling on authorities to send home hundreds of prisoners to help ease overcrowding as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. “These recommendations are also made in light of the very limited medical services currently available in the prisons, where not even the services of the medex are available ...

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Nagamootoo orders police to enforce minibus anti-COVID-19 passenger restrictions

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday publicly ordered the Guyana Police Force to ensure minibus operators comply with restrictions on the number of passengers minibuses must carry as part of a slew of measures to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, COIVID-19. “I am hoping and I am using the opportunity here to send a signal to the law ...

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Jagdeo calls for emergency food supplies to vulnerable groups

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has called for Guyanese to be provided with emergency food supplies, in the wake of the possible closure of markets and a general economic downturn stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. “We believe that people should be given food. There are many vulnerable people, particularly if you move to shut down markets and other places… so that ...

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Gov’t issues nationwide dusk to dawn curfew

The Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence on Friday imposed a nationwide curfew from 6pm to 6am in an effort to curb the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has already killed four persons. The curfew takes effect on April 3 and will last for one month. She said no one is allowed to leave his or her home except for those ...

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Lands and Surveys suspends major services to gov’t, private sector

As the fear of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) on Friday said it has suspended major aspects of its operations and would be rescheduling surveys. “All access to the Commission’s survey database for private and government surveyors is suspended until further notice,” the semi-autonomous agency said. The GLSC said all field inspections and ...

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COVID-19: Domestic flights to border areas suspended

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday ordered an end to all domestic flights to areas near the border to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from neighbouring countries to other parts of Guyana. Referring to Section 88 of the Civil Aviation Act 2018, the GCAA indicated that any individual who violates the directive will be fined ...

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COVID-19: Govt will shut down entertainment places from midnight Friday

President David Granger says government will shut down several businesses from Friday night because people have been ignoring calls for social distancing for several weeks now. “The Government, in order to strengthen containment measures, will close public gathering at places of entertainment, including bars, clubs, gymnasiums, night clubs, restaurants and swimming pools, between () 18:00 hours and 06:00 hours (6pm ...

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Updated: Guyana confirms fourth COVID-19 death

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence Wednesday night  confirmed that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Guyana has moved to 4.. The deceased is a male from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica). Earlier this evening, Minister Lawrence had confirmed Guyana’s third COVID-19 death was Ms Osa Collins, a 78-year-old resident of New Amsterdam. She died at the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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Guyana now records 19 coronavirus cases; Health Minister calls for no discrimination against health workers

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Wednesday announced that Guyana has now recorded 19 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, even as she appealed to public transportation operators not to stop carrying health workers. “I now wish to make an appeal to all those who are bent on stigmatising our health workers – refusal of entry into public transportation, among ...

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Parks and gardens closed for Easter weekend

The Protected Area Commission (PAC) and the National Parks Commission (NPC) have announced the closure of all recreational parks and gardens for the Easter Weekend adhering to the COVID-19 National Task Force social distancing measure. The PAC in a statement says from Thursday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 14 (Easter Weekend) all parks and gardens, including the Botanical Gardens, National ...

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