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COVID-19 - Guyanese urged to practise social distancing – avoid large gatherings

Monday, 23 March 2020

Guyana Chronicle, March 23, 2020

By Tamica Garnett

THOUGH social distancing is one of the primary measures in preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), many Guyanese are failing to take heed to this advisory, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Boyle, said on Sunday.

No fear of lack of funding for government coronavirus fight

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Guyana Chronicle, March 18, 2020

NOTWITHSTANDING government agencies currently operating without a budget, there is no fear of the government running out of money to fund emergency initiatives in the country’s fight against the spread of the corona/COVID-19 virus, as the law provides for funding under such circumstances.

Government closes schools for two weeks over Coronavirus

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Guyana Chronicle, March 14, 2020

FOLLOWING backlash from an initial statement that public schools would remain open despite the discovery of Guyana’s first reported case of the Covid-19 virus, the Ministry of Education (MoE), on Friday, issued a new statement informing that public schools will be closed for two weeks, commencing from Monday, March 16.

Guyana records first case of Coronavirus…woman back from New York dies at GPHC during treatment…President discourages public gatherings, non-essential travel

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Guyana Chronicle, March 12, 2020

By Navendra Seoraj –

GUYANESE woman with travel history to the United States died at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Wednesday, from the dreaded coronavirus. The 52-year-old Guyanese woman lived at Good Hope on the East Coast of Demerara and reportedly only recently returned from New York with family members.

Guyana prepared, equipped to deal with Coronavirus– Min. Lawrence, PAHO ‘Rep’ say chances of virus reaching here ‘very, very low’

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Guyana Chronicle, January 29, 2020

By Navendra Seoraj -

GUYANA continues to be on guard against the Coronavirus and is even well-equipped to deal with the virus if it reaches here.

“We are prepared and equipped with what is needed to handle a situation, should one arise,” said Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence during a joint press briefing between the Ministry of Public Health and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), on Tuesday.