The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has found no new variants of COVID-19 in the 10 samples from Guyana. Disclosing this today, was Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony.

During his update today, he said: “Last night, CARPHA informed us that the 10 samples that we sent to them, that they’ve been able to complete the gene sequencing, and they haven’t found any of the new variants that are currently talked about; that is the variant first discovered in the UK, the one in South Africa, and the one next door (Brazil)”.

The health official cautioned that while this is good news, the citizenry should not “decrease vigilance”. He added that more samples will have to be sent to the agency for gene sequencing.

So far, three new variants have been detected in 14 countries in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported in a new Epidemiological Update.


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