With over $8.4 Billion spent last year on Guyana’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will be plugging another $6.8 Billion in the efforts to contain and fight the deadly virus this year.
It was announced in the 2022 budget that a big part of the budget for COVID-19 response will go towards the purchase of an additional 260,000 doses of vaccines to be utilized for booster shots and those yet to be vaccinated.
The Finance Minister said COVID-19 continues to stretch the capacity of the country’s health sector and that has resulted in reduced human resource availability in other areas.
The Government is expected to launch a new push to encourage vaccination and protection against the virus. The COVID-19 infection numbers have been climbing steadily in Guyana.
The Ministry of Health reported today that another 424 new cases of the virus have been detected and the death toll in the country increased by six.
Of the six additional deaths, three were recorded in Region Four with two being recorded in Region 10 and the remaining one recorded in Region One.