COVID-19 CASES CLIMB AGAIN; PRESIDENT HOLDS EMERGENCY STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday revealed that a total of 33 persons tested positive for COVID-19; taking the total number of confirmed cases to 1,093. The regional breakdown is as follows; Region One – 13. Region Four – 11. Region Three – 5 . Region Ten – 3. Five, Six and Seven one new case each.

Meanwhile, President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, convened a virtual, emergency multi-stakeholder meeting to discuss urgent issues related to strengthening and advancing the current National COVID-19 response. The meeting was held at State House.

The meeting examined how to enhance the capacity of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control at Liliendaal to function as an isolation facility as well as the reopening of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport for commercial travel.

“These discussions are vital as we seek to send a singular message on national efforts. Together, we can develop a National COVID-19 response to protect and safeguard all Guyanese,” President Ali said.

President Ali noted that while such a step is integral to the stabilizing and re-energizing of the economy, a decision will not be taken without considering the safest and most practical model moving forward.

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