The Government of Guyana through the National COVID-19 Task Force is getting ready to announce an extension of the current curfew and other measures as it continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Multiple sources close to the Task Force have indicated that the recommendation is that the measures be extended for another month, expiring on the 2nd June.
The current measures are set to expire on the 3rd May.
President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo are set to meet this morning via video conference and the announcement of a new order could be announced before the end of the day.
It is unclear, according to the sources, whether there will be any amendments to the current order. However, it is expected that some of the measures that are part of the order will be re-examined.
The PAHO-WHO Office in Guyana and Health Officials have been pushing for an extension in the measures as the country continues to see new cases of the coronavirus being confirmed.
The PAHO-WHO Representative in Guyana has said the measures should remain in place to ensure a flattening of the coronavirus curve.
As of yesterday, Guyana has confirmed 78 cases of the coronavirus with 8 deaths and 15 recoveries. There are 55 active cases and the Public Health Ministry has stepped up testing with mobile testing units and private health institutions being allowed to do their own tests for the virus.
Guyana recorded its first case of the coronavirus on the 11th March.