As fears of the coronavirus continue, more organisations and businesses have been making moves to encourage social distancing.
The Inter-Religious Organisation of Guyana joined the call this morning by encouraging all religious groups across the country to practice safe distancing for the next seven weeks regardless of religious beliefs.
In a statement, the IRO said the matter should be given serious consideration since persons with pre-existing conditions like hypertension and diabetes are at risk.
Meanwhile, the General Presbytery of the Assembly of God churches in Guyana has made a decision that all of its congregations will immediately cease to have services until further instructions.
The AOG parent body is encouraging pastors to use social media to minister to members in their homes.
The body is also encouraging its members to continue to be prayerful.
Guyana has recorded five confirmed cases of the coronavirus including a woman who died as a result of contracting the virus. She was the first case.
A number of persons are currently in quarantine while others are being monitored.