Deeds and Commercial Registry staff tests positive for COVID-19

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The Deeds and Commercial Registry has moved to have its entire building sanitised after one of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Registry condemned a post circulating on social media which indicated that a large number of persons at the agency tested positive for the disease.

It noted that following its first positive case, the Registry immediately activated its established protocols in keeping with the COVID-19 guidelines and closed the building, commenced contact tracing and had those staff members who came into contact with the positive case tested.

The test results have not yet returned.

According to the statement, when Guyana recoded its first COVID-19 case in early March, the Registry initially closed for two months but reopened in June 2020 and continued to serve the public.

As such, the Registry rejected outrightly any attempt to link the one known positive case at the Registry to the reopening of the country a few days ago.

So far, Guyana has reported 3, 565 persons positive cases; of those, 106 persons have died and there are 1, 025 active cases in isolation.

To date 16, 215 COVID-19 tests have been done both through the public health and private health system.

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