The town of Mahdia in Region 8 is putting all the necessary steps in place to ease the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

As part of the systems in place to tackle the deadly pandemic, the temperature of persons entering and exiting the gold mining community is being checked.

They are also being screened for other symptoms of COVID-19.

Guyana Standard was able to confirm that persons who arrive by air are also scanned upon departure and arrival and those heading into the mountainous areas of Kato, Monkey Mountain, Paramakatoi etc are also scanned.

Apart from the foregoing, there are other systems in place like adherence to the curfew and social distancing guidelines. A quarantine facility has also been established.

As at May 02, 2020, there were 82  confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Guyana, inclusive of nine deaths of which seven are males.

Three persons remain in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

So far, 24 people have recovered from the deadly illness. There were 18 persons in institutional quarantine and 49 others in institutional isolation. Health Officials have thus far tested 582 people for COVID-19.


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