Monday 30 November, 2020

New COVID-19 restrictions for Guyana

For the month of November, non-essential travel to Region One and Nine in Guyana has been restricted.

The measure for these “special regions” was announced in a series of regulations gazetted on Friday.

During the period, residents are only permitted to travel for essential purposes which include medical treatment.

While gatherings in other regions are limited to ten, groups in Region One and Nine are restricted to five.

These regions have a combine coronavirus (COVID-19) tally that has surpassed 1,000.

The national curfew will run from 10:30 pm to 4 am during November as well.

Gyms and fitness centres are permitted to operate at 50 percent capacity and by appointment. Facilities that do not comply with the COVID-19 measures will be closed.

In the COVID-19 Update yesterday, health minister Frank Anthony commended Guyanese for adhering to restrictions.

He told the Department of Information: “I think we have seen improvements, and with Operation COVI-CURB, we have seen more people wearing masks, but we need to take that up to 90 to 100 percent. So, we need to keep working on this and we need everybody to be involved in complying with mask-wearing.”

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