COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana

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COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana
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Cases per million by region as of 30 April 2020.
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGuyana
First outbreakNew York City [1]
Index caseGeorgetown
Arrival date11 March 2020
(4 months, 1 week and 4 days)
Confirmed cases156[2] (2020-06-09)
Recovered86
Deaths
12
Government website
https://www.health.gov.gy

The COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

The virus was confirmed to have reached Guyana on 11 March 2020. The first case was a woman who travelled from New York,[3] a 52-year-old woman suffering from other health conditions, including diabetes and hypertension.[4] The woman died at the Georgetown Public Hospital.[5]

Measures taken[change | change source]

  • All borders, airports, and ports are closed for passengers.
  • All schools are closed.
  • A curfew has been instituted between 18:00 and 06:00.
  • All non-essential businesses must close.
  • All post offices are closed.
  • Everybody should stay at home except for essential journeys.
  • Public transport may only carry half the number of passengers they are licensed to carry. [6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Only those who meet criteria to be tested for coronavirus -DCEO". Stabroek News. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  2. "Ministry of Public Health". health.gov.gy. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  3. "Breaking News! Guyana records first coronavirus-related death". Kaieteur News. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  4. "Guyana confirms first case of coronavirus in woman who returned from U.S." Reuters. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  5. "Breaking News! Guyana records first coronavirus-related death". Kaieteur News. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  6. "No reports of public transport operators violating COVID-19 rules". Stabroek News. Retrieved 13 April 2020.