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25-year-old Lethem teacher dies from COVID-19

The Ministry of Public Health has announced that Guyana has recorded its 15th COVID-19 related death, which is the third for this past week. 25-year-old Lethem teacher Donna Greaves passed away early this morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit since the 1st July. Greaves […]

Mass COVID-19 testing for Region 1 and 7 communities

With Regions One and Seven becoming the home for more than 70% of the active COVID-19 cases in Guyana, the Public Health Ministry is locking down several communities in the two interior regions to begin widespread testing and screening. The Ministry has announced that medical teams will be in Aranka and surrounding mining areas in […]

16 new COVID-19 Cases in 24hrs

The Public Health Ministry on Saturday reported that Guyana has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of active cases up to 138. Seven of the 16 cases are from Region 4, while Region One has recorded three new cases and Region Seven has recorded 1 new case. Regions 1, 4 and 7 […]

Mottley remains concerned about Guyana’s political situation; Looks forward to resolution “as a family”

Prime Minister of Barbados and Outgoing Chairman of CARICOM, Mia Mottley again expressed her concern about the political situation in Guyana this morning as she handed over the Chairmanship of the regional body to the Prime Minister of St. Vincent. In a speech during a virtual ceremony, Mottley said she awaits the Caribbean Court of […]

Govt. orders some interior mining operations to cease as COVID-19 measures extended; Region One hotspots on lockdown

The Government this morning announced that the COVID-19 emergency measures have been extended to the 16th July. As part of the extended measures, all mining operations in Regions One and Seven will have to cease. Over the past week, there has been an upsurge in COVID-19 infections in the gold mining communities. Additionally, access to […]

95% attendance rate for NGSA exams

The National Grade Six Assessment examinations wrapped up this afternoon around the country, leaving the students, parents and teachers breathing a sigh of relief. The Education Ministry has reported that 95% of the 14,730 students who were listed to write the examinations turned up and completed the exams while dealing with the strict COVID-19 measures. […]

Social Protection Ministry warns of COVID Relief Scammers

The Social Protection Ministry is warning citizens about COVID-19 relief scammers. In a statement, the Ministry said it has received reports of persons impersonating its staff and going around to underprivileged communities charging unsuspecting persons to complete application forms for government relief. The scam appears to be happening mostly in the Region Six communities where […]

Bartica man becomes 14th COVID-19 death

A 34-year-old man from Bartica became Guyana’s 14th COVID-19 related death this afternoon. He has been identified as Abdool Khan. The father of three passed away in the Coronavirus Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Hospital where he was a patient for several days. He was the first confirmed case from the town of Bartica. […]

Guyana records 13th COVID-19 death; Active Cases reach 120

Guyana has recorded a 13th death from the coronavirus disease. The latest victim is a 42-year-old man who was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital on Monday complaining of severe breathing problems. He passed away the same day and a COVID-19 test was conducted after his death. The results confirmed the disease. Meanwhile, Regions 1, 4 […]

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