Police, Army out in full for ‘Operation CoviCurb’
Ranks from the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force on Saturday, continued to distribute masks and educate the public about the importance of observing the COVID-19 safety measures as ‘Operation CoviCurb’ was taken across the country.
The joint exercise was conducted around Georgetown, at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, and in New Amsterdam and Corentyne, East Berbice-Corentyne.
The exercise will continue for the entire month, ‘A’ Division Commander, Superintendent Simon McBean said.
“We have changed our posture as it relates to enforcement. So, it is an educational approach for us. Enforcement alone cannot solve the issues we’re facing; it relies on every individual to play an important part in participating,” Commander McBean said.
A patrol team will be operating between 01:00h and 22:00h with special focus on places where people gather such as markets and bus parks.
Commander McBean is urging the public to co-operate with the Joint Services.
“I would ask the general public to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines, it will help us all,” the Commander said.
CoviCurb is part of the Government strategy to combat the dreaded disease. The Government has been working assiduously to ensure the public is properly educated on the dangers of COVID-19 and how to protect themselves.
Individuals are reminded to wash their hands thoroughly and frequently, practice social distancing, desist from social gatherings, and to wear a mask when heading outdoors.
As of October 03, 2020 Guyana recorded 3,005 confirmed cases with 86 deaths. (Extracted and modified from the Department of Public Information)