No new COVID-19 cases; students, teachers urged to be safe

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Guyana did not record any new COVID-19 cases on June 15 but two persons have been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital after their conditions deteriorated.

The number of positive cases remains at 159 with 99 recoveries.

The Ministry of Public Health’s update on Monday failed to reveal how many additional tests were done within the last 24 hours.

Public Relations Officer Terrence Esseboom promised that an updated statement will be released but after several hours, none was forthcoming and calls to his phone went unanswered.

The Ministry said 22 persons are in institutional quarantine and the number of deaths remains at 12; this means that there are 48 active COVID-19 case.

With schools reopening for students writing the NGSA, CSEC and CAPE exams on Monday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud urged students, teachers and auxiliary staff to be safe.

“I encourage all students, teachers, auxiliary staff, parents and guardians to continue to have that dialogue as often as possible. Remember to follow all guidelines to protect everyone,” he pleaded.

“To you our teachers, the Ministry of Public Health wishes to reiterate special thanks to you for responding to the call during this COVID-19 pandemic to assist in preparing our Nation’s children. These exams as we know are very important as they set them on the way towards building their lives and future careers,” the CMO added.

The Ministry is also urging persons in outlying Regions and Guyanese who recently returned home to take all precautions to protect themselves and families from the deadly pandemic.

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