Students among 27 new covid-19 cases in Waramadong

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Over the weekend 27 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the small Amerindian Village of Waramadong, located in the Upper Mazaruni Region. Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony on Monday revealed that students are among the new cases recorded. Wamaradong has now recorded a total of 71 cases.

“Waramadong remains a place of interest for us and over the weekend we did additional testing there and unfortunately we have a number of additional cases so we have a doctor on site that has been working with the community,” the Minister said.

A medical team sent from Georgetown is also assisting the village. The Minister assured that they are working with the village to reduce the spike in cases.

“Those persons who would have tested positive are currently in isolation, the community center in the village is being used as an isolation centre and they were students who have tested positive, there are four dorms at the secondary school there so one of those dorms would be utilized as an isolation centre for the students,” the Minister explained.

When asked about the village proceeding on a lockdown to contain the spread, the Minister said “it’s an active discussion.”

“Lockdown would mean you have to restrict everything going into the village and so forth and whether that is logistically possible it is something we have to discuss with the village leadership.”

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