Teachers, students among positive COVID-19 cases in St. Cuthbert’s Mission

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Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony, in his daily COVID-19 update on Tuesday, confirmed that teachers and students from St. Cuthbert’s Mission make up an estimated 20 active COVID-19 cases in the Region Four village, with students being the majority of that number.

“Most of these people are in home isolation because they have tested positive and the team that is there has been monitoring the students, teachers and the other villagers who have tested positive,” the minister said.

He noted that once a person has tested positive for the virus, the on-site team would work with them to get a list of the persons they would have come into contact with. According to Dr Anthony, most of the persons who have been monitored were asymptomatic.

In early November 2020, St Cuthbert’s Mission, an indigenous village along the Mahaica River, went on a full two-week lockdown after teachers and healthcare workers returned positive COVID-19 tests.

Dr. Anthony also mentioned the ministry’s concern for the village of Waramadong, Cuyuni Mazaruni, Region Seven.

“We have there 34 persons who would have tested positive and we have a special medical team that has been deployed there and so they have been talking to the villagers, testing people, and getting them to comply with the advice that we’re giving them,” he explained.

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