Two more elderly men die from COVID-19
Guyana on Wednesday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, taking the country’s death toll to 262.
The latest fatalities are two males – a 76-year-old from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and an 86-year- old male from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). They both died while receiving care at a medical facility on Wednesday.
These two died within 24 hours after two other deaths were recorded on Tuesday.
The latest deaths take the toll for the month of April thus far to 29 as the country is battling a third, more deadly wave of the dreaded coronavirus, which is rapidly spreading across the country and attacking the younger population.
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 www.health.gov.gy.