With many Guyanese continuously flouting the COVID-19 regulations, the National Task Force dealing with COVID-19 will be making moves to enforce the regulations.
The National Task Force has come under criticism over its lax enforcement of the regulations.
Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony today said he too believes that there should be stricter enforcement of the guidelines.
According to the Health Minister, “it is important that we reinforce these messages because unless we have a vaccine and we are able to immunize people, people will have to take the preventative measures”.
Guyana is likely to receive its first set of the COVID-19 vaccines just after April, making it even more important for the guidelines to be followed and for citizens to safeguard themselves.
The Health Minister said the frustration of citizens is understood.
“We are doing so not because we want to inconvenience people but because we want to protect people. The more people that comply with these measures it’s the safer it’s gonna be for all us because we will be able to interrupt transmission”, Dr. Anthony noted.
The Authorities are hoping that they will receive the cooperation and collaboration of everyone so that the measures can be more effectively employed.
Once there is that cooperation, the Health Minister believes the country could see a decline in the spread of the virus.
Guyana’s COVID-19 cases have been climbing steadily.
33 new cases were recorded over the past 24 hours with five persons in the coronavirus intensive care unit. The country currently has 307 active cases with the majority of those persons in home isolation.
Last October, the Government launched Operation CoviCurb with the hope of sensitizing the public on the pandemic and easing the spread.
The country has seen more than 2000 new cases since then.