The Government is moving to reopen the country’s international airports at Timehri and Ogle, to regular schedule service from the 12th October, as it continues to ease the COVID-19 restrictions.
The latest gazetted order states that the current restrictions on the operation of the airports will expire on the 11th October.
The Cheddi Jagan Airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia Airport at Ogle have been closed since March after the first case of coronavirus was recorded in Guyana.
While the airports have been closed to regular passenger flights, a number of charter flights and repatriation flights were allowed in the past months. Cargo and other essential flights also continued.
It is unclear how many airlines will restart their schedule service.
Under the most recent gazetted order, with effect from today’s date, the curfew across the country will now be from 9pm to 4am instead of 6pm to 6am.
Additionally, a number of businesses including gas stations, supermarkets and salons will be allowed to keep their doors open up to 8pm.
Bars, rum shops and nightclubs are still to remain closed.
Over the past months, there have been calls for more enforcement of the COVID-19 measures and guidelines as the cases continue to rise.
The relaxing of the curfew and the opening up of the airports are coming at a time when the country is seeing a spike in deaths and new cases.
35 new cases were recorded yesterday, taking the total number of active cases in the country to more than 1100.