Mass COVID-19 testing to be conducted in Guyana

Mass COVID-19 testing to be conducted in Guyana

With Regions One and Seven in Guyana becoming the home for more than 70% of the active COVID-19 cases, the Public Health Ministry is locking down several communities in the two interior regions to begin widespread testing and screening.

Guyana’s Health Ministry has announced that medical teams will be in Aranka and surrounding mining areas in Region Seven, as well as Moruca in Region One in the coming days.

According to News Source Guyana, medical teams are heading into the communities today, Sunday 5th July.

In the past two weeks, the two regions have seen a spike in their COVID-19 cases.

As part of the measures to stem the further spread of the virus in the two regions, mining operations in parts of the two regions have been ordered closed and there wil also be a total lockdown of a number of communities.

Under the lockdown measures, no one will be allowed in or out of the communities for one month, commencing July 6 to August 3, 2020.