The Mayor and City Council (MCC) this morning met with representatives from the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO), to discuss enforcement techniques and additional measures that can be implemented to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the City, especially at the municipal markets.

A communication team, consisting of members from PAHO and the MCC, was also formed. The team would communicate frequently to assess the effectiveness of measures implemented to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Georgetown.

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is also providing training and test kits and is training the government’s staff on risk communications and on checking the health conditions of those arriving in the country.

According to the resident Coordinator there, Mikiko Tanaka, “Together with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), it has also provided personal protective equipment. UNHCR is offering nearly 50 pre-manufactured housing units to serve as health facilities.”

Also, the International Organization for Migration and UNHCR are distributing food, hygiene, and other supplies to more than 4,000 migrants and refugees who have come from Venezuela into Guyana.


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