Coronavirus: Courts in Region Two close


The Judiciary on Tuesday announced that consequent to medical advice, the Essequibo High Court, Suddie and Anna Regina Magistrates’ Courts were closed with immediate effect.  The Courts will be opened on Monday, March 23, 2020.

This decision has been taken due to the possible exposure of a staff member to the Coronavirus, the Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Yonnette Cummings-Edwards said in a statement.

“These Courts will be fumigated and the Supreme Court protocols in relation to continued sanitization and the Court’s response to the virus will be followed scrupulously,” according to the statement.

The courts in Georgetown were fumigated and sanitized at the weekend and while they were not closed, there are several systems in place to increase the safety of persons at the courts including dealing with remand prisoners via skype.

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