Two men, ages 28 and 81, die from COVID-19

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Two more men have died from the dreaded coronavirus, taking the country’s death toll since the first case in March 2020 to 239.

The latest fatalities are two males, one 28-year-old from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and one 81-year-old from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on Saturday.

These are the fifth and sixth deaths to be recorded for the month thus far; a total of 34 persons died in March, making it one of the deadliest months for COVID-19 here.

The Ministry of Health is appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the two deceased and their families and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace.

All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO.16), which are in effect until April 30, 2021. This order emphasises:

  • the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home;
  • the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others;
  • and the need for good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 IMMEDIATELY or visit us at www.health.gov.gy.

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