The A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) is criticising the government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
See full statement below:
The bungling of the management of the spread of COVID-19 by the PPP regime continues to intensify as deaths and the number of confirmed cases continue to soar.
The regime has now reduced the curfew hours to 10:30pm to 4am for the month of November. This is even as October was the deadliest month for COVID-19 in Guyana with 44 deaths and 1249 confirmed cases as at October 30th. The total number of deaths is now at 124 and the total number of confirmed cases is 4143.
The PPP regime and its Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony have proven, over the three months that they have been in office, that they are incapable of managing the spread of COVID-19 in Guyana.
Dr. Anthony, his battery of political advisors at the Ministry of Health and the PPP regime are all seemingly without a clue. Guyanese have been left to fend for themselves with isolation facilities being closed down and persons who test positive being told to home isolate without any monitoring.
This is a complete dereliction of duty by Dr. Anthony and the PPP regime who have imperilled the lives of Guyanese as the virus runs amuck across the country, taking lives at a rate of more than one person a day.
The PPP has demonstrated total disregard for the health, safety, wellbeing and the very lives of our Guyanese citizens. The regime is instead busy executing their vindictive political agenda of persecution and vendetta.
It has not gone without notice that the PPP regime has ceased providing the regularly updated progression line graph of the number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths, effectively denying the people of Guyana the facts and their right to be informed.
The PPP has scaled back considerably, on public education and awareness on COVID-19 and has removed it from the focus of the state media and the government information and public relations agencies and departments.
The APNU+AFC Coalition and indeed the vast majority of Guyanese have lost all confidence in the capacity of the PPP regime to manage the spread of COVID-19.
It is instructive to note that during the five month period from March to July when COVID-19 was present in Guyana and the APNU+AFC Coalition was in government, there was a total of 474 confirmed cases and 21 deaths.
For the three month period between August 3 to October 30 when the PPP has been in government, there have been a startling 103 deaths and 3669 confirmed cases.
The PPP is attempting to dupe Guyanese that the increase in confirmed cases is as a result of increased testing but this is misleading. The number of deaths under the PPP is the clearest indicator that the PPP is without any viable plan to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana.
The APNU+AFC Coalition implores all Guyanese to take all precautions as prescribed by the public health officials and to protect themselves at all times.
FACTS OF COVID-19 DEATHS & CONFIRMED CASES IN GUYANA (Provided by APNU+AFC)
First recorded case: March 11, 2020
Number of confirmed cases from March 11 to August 2: 474
Number of COVID-19 deaths from March 11 to August 2: 21
Number of confirmed cases from August 3 to October 30: 3669
Number of COVID-19 deaths from August 3 to October 30: 103
Number of COVID-19 deaths in August: 19
Number of COVID-19 deaths in September: 41
Number of COVID-19 deaths in October: 44
March 31: 2 deaths, 12 confirmed cases
April 30: 9 deaths, 82 confirmed cases
May 31: 12, 153 confirmed cases
June 30: 12 deaths, 245 confirmed cases
July 31: 20 deaths, 413 confirmed cases
August 2: 21 deaths, 474 confirmed cases
August 31: 39 deaths, 1306 confirmed cases
Sept 30: 80 deaths, 2894 confirmed cases
Oct 30: 124 deaths, 4143 confirmed cases