Phase 2: Manufacturing, public sector construction, medical schools can operate from Friday

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From Friday, July 3, the manufacturing sector, public sector construction and medical schools will be permitted to operate between 6am to 6pm.

The additional services were approved on Wednesday by the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) and will signal the second phased reopening of the economy.

The NCTF in a statement said the order will be gazetted shortly.

The Task Force is undertaking a four-phased reopening of the economy.

Phase two will run until August 1 and the 6pm to 6am curfew shall remain in effect in all administrative regions for the duration of this phase.

Previously, phase two also included the reopening of the airports to limited incoming flights for citizens, permanent residents, international workers and agencies and diplomats but this was removed due the continuous increase in COVID-19 cases.

In its statement, the Task Force said: “for the avoidance of doubt, Guyana’s airports remain closed to international passenger flights, save and except for flights which have been granted special permission, mainly for the repatriation of Guyanese who are stranded overseas.”

The airports will now be opened for limited incoming flights from August 1 which will signal the third phase of the reopening and run to December 31, 2020. The third phase is expected to include scheduled outgoing flights.

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