Region 6’s active COVID cases worrying – Regional Chairman

Region Six Chairman David Armagon

With the spike of COVID-19 cases in Guyana, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Chairman David Armogan said the figure is worrying.
Guyana, as of Sunday, had over 1000 active cases of which Region Six accounted for over 70.
Addressing the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) recently, Armogan urged residents to take the current situation seriously.
“If you have noticed in the last few weeks there has been an increase in deaths nationally. We all need to take our responsibility seriously. We all need to ensure that at all times when we leave our homes, we wear our face mask, observe social distancing, sanitise regularly and ensure that all of the other practices that have been listed by the Ministry of Health we take them seriously.”
His plea comes as the National COVID-19 Task Force announced that the 22:30h to 04:00h curfew will remain in place for the month of April.
Echoing the Chairman’s statement, A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (AFC) Councillor Colin More stated that the RDC needs to take the pandemic seriously and reiterated the need for them to lead by example.
“This will help us to flatten the curve nationally. The guidelines have been provided by the Ministry but they are not being enforced. I am asking that we enforce these guidelines because people feel that it is just business as usual,” he noted.
Meanwhile, over 9000 persons in the region have already received their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Regional Health Officer, Dr Vishalya Sharma noted that the focus is now on administering the vaccines to persons over 40 years old. She explained that shut-ins were visited at their places of residence in the region and given the first dose.
Meanwhile, the Police in the region had stepped up their campaign to ensure that persons adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.
Last week, officers from Central Police Station in New Amsterdam held a COVID-19 sensitisation campaign in light of the holiday weekend.