Gov’t considering removing COVID curfew – President


President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced that government is possibly considering the removal of the COVID-19 curfew meant to curtail the spread of the deadly virus.

“At about 1 a.m this morning, in a conversation with the Prime Minister, I asked him to review with the stakeholder groups, our present curfew, with an aim at removing the curfew as early as tomorrow,” the Head of State said at the launch of the Explore Guyana Magazine’s 23rd edition.

President Ali reasoned that many studies have shown that lockdowns and curfews do little to curb the spread of COVID-19 virus.

But for the curfew to be removed, the President stressed that every citizen must adhere to the strict safety protocols to protect against the disease, that is, vaccination and the wearing of masks.

“We need to ensure that in this stage of dealing with the pandemic, that all agencies have sanitation devices,  ensuring that we continue to educate people on the vaccination program and to ensure that the guidelines and protocols are observed,” President Ali said.

The virus first emerged here in Guyana back in March 2020. Shortly after, the COVID-19 curfew was instituted across the country.

Thus far, the country has recorded 1,188 deaths.

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