8pm curfew and outdoor dining allowed as phase three of Guyana’s re-opening commences


The National COVID-19 Task Force on Thursday confirmed that Phase Three of Guyana’s re-opening process will commence on July 18 and shall continue until July 31, 2020.

Among the new measures to take effect is a change in the existing curfew time from 6pm to 6am to 8pm to 6am.

The curfew will not apply in Regions 5 and 6 on Mondays to Fridays but will be in effect on Saturdays and Sundays in these two regions, but the curfew will be in effect for all other regions every day of the week.

Meanwhile, the curfew in the Aranka/Arangoy/Moruca areas shall remain in effect from 6pm to 6am daily and continue until August 3, 2020.

The Task Force also announced the reopening of several categories of businesses.

Food services and restaurants are permitted to be open for delivery, drive-thru, curb-side pick-up and take away service from 6am to midnight daily.

Outdoor dining at restaurants will also be permitted from 6am to 6pm under strict COVID-19 guidelines.

Private sector construction is permitted to resume and clothing, shoes and book stores are permitted to resume operations.

Public transportation services, except in Aranka, Arangoy and Moruca, are permitted to operate at a 75% passenger capacity.

All persons are required to wear a face mask in public at all times and no more than 10 persons are allowed to gather at any place.

Airports and borders remain closed.

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