Albion to host COVID-19 vaccination drive this weekend

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The Albion Community Centre Cricket Club (ACCCC) has teamed up with the Ministry of Health to conduct a COVID-19 vaccination drive at the Centre Ground from 08:30h on Saturday April 10, 2021.

The one-day activity is intended to target persons 40 years and older.

Vemen Walter, the President of the ACCCC, said the exercise is the brainchild of recently appointed Patron of the Club and Advisor to the Ministry of Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy.

“One of the many things that the Club will be embarking upon, part from the development of cricket, is community projects. We do feel that through cricket and sports in general, our human resources can be developed to reach their full potential,” Walter noted.

The President highlighted that the ACCCC has played “an integral role” in helping the community to battle the pandemic, through the distribution of hampers and face masks.

President of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club, Vemen Walter

Walter added that the ACCCC has reached out stakeholders in the Lower Corentyne area, namely religious leaders, teachers, cricket clubs and businessmen to be part of Saturday’s programme.

One of the major target groups of the exercise, Walter highlighted, is employees of the Albion Sugar Estate, an approximate 1,600 of whom are above the age of 40.

As of Friday April 9, 2021, Guyana recorded 105 new COVID-19 cases from 780 tests conducted, taking the country’s overall number of confirmed cases to 10,958.

To date, 9,576 persons have recovered with Guyana’s total number of deaths standing at 252.

There are 1,059 patients in home isolation, 71 patients are in institutional isolation and 13 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

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