The National COVID-19 Task Force today announced its decision to extend the current curfew and health emergency measures until the 17th June as Guyana continues with its efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
There were calls for a full lockdown of the country but the Task Force decided against such a move.
Under the measures, persons are being encouraged to stay within the confines of their homes and yard space. If they must venture out, they should be wearing a face mask.
The restrictions on social activities will also remain in place. Non-essential businesses are to continue to keep their doors closed and the essential ones that are allowed to be open must also follow the gazetted order with regards to the times they are allowed to operate.
The airports will remain closed to regularly scheduled services. Only special authorized flights will be allowed.
Citizens are also being reminded to follow the social distancing guidelines.
The extension of the measures come as Guyana continues to see rising cases of the disease but also a rising number of recoveries.
Health authorities are focusing heavily on the bordering communities with Brazil and Venezuela as those two countries have a large number of cases.
Brazil is now the 2nd most affected country in the world.