COVID-19 isolation tents installed at Moruca

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With 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Moruca, Region One, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Wednesday installed a number of COVID-19 isolation tents at the Sheba Ground in Moruca.

The Toshao of Santa Rosa village in Moruca recently told the News Room that the village is simply not prepared for such a large number of cases.

Isolation facilities were previously set up at the Amerindian Hostel, the Regional Education Officer’s residence and the Acquero Guesthouse.

Santa Rosa is the central point of Moruca. The village on Monday recorded 18 new cases of the disease of which 11 are teachers, one a doctor and six other health workers. The cases include a boat captain and his family who operates weekly trips from Moruca to the Charity Market.

COVID Isolation Tents being set up at Sheba Ground Moruca

With 22 teachers now diagnosed, students preparing to write the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations were not able to return to school last week.

The National COVID-19 Task Force on Monday evening held an emergency meeting and agreed that stricter measures will be implemented in parts of Regions One and Seven.

This includes enhanced containment measures within the affected areas in these regions which will include cease work orders for specific areas in the mining sector. There will also be screening, wider testing and checkpoints in various areas.

As of June 23, Guyana recorded 206 known cases of COVID-19 including 12 deaths and 107 recoveries.

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