Waramadong remains area of interest with 44 active COVID- 19 cases
Guyana currently has just over 750 active COVID-19 cases with 44 of those cases being recorded in the small village of Waramadong in Upper Mazaruni, Region Seven.
The government has been monitoring the village for some time now but on Friday, Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony said it continues to be an area of interest.
Dr Anthony said with the 44 active COVID-19 cases, a medical team continues to work in the area to treat and monitor patients. In addition to that, Dr Anthony said the medical team is not only restricted to Waranmadong but has been fanning out in different parts of the Mazaruni.
“This is to ensure that we are not missing any cases in nearby villages where persons can be active as well,” he added.
Speaking during his daily COVID-19 update on Friday, he also disclosed that monitoring is continuing in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) communities where Guyana shares a border with both Brazil and Venezuela.
The two countries have recorded high numbers of the virus and alarming death tolls.
“Because of what is happening in Roraima (Brazil), we are doing close monitoring… we have established a system whereby we are constantly checking to ensure we are not missing any cases,” he added.
Dr. Anthony said things are relatively quiet in the region currently.
“But it is an area of great interest that we are also monitoring what is happening,” he added.
Guyana has closed its borders with Brazil and restricted travel to the country in wake of the new strain of COVID-19 being detected there.