Bartica MTC creating database of persons affected by COVID-19

—will provide assistance to these persons

—sanitisation exercise continues

DPI, Guyana, Friday, April 17, 2020

The Bartica Mayor and Town Council is creating a database of persons in the township whose incomes have been affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In his weekly address Bartica Mayor, Gifford Marshall disclosed that the Council will begin registering the names of affected persons from April 15 into the new week.

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Mayor of Bartica, Gifford Marshall

“This way when the municipality receives resources, we will know to whom to direct these resources,” he stated.

The mayor also reported that the sanitization exercise will continue and was boosted with the recent receipt of two units.

“We will be sanitizing the areas that are heavily populated such as First and Second Avenue, Bartica/Potaro Housing scheme and the municipal market.”

Residents were called on to be cognizant of the role of sanitation workers and consider their safety when disposing of garbage.

“They are a very important arm of this municipality and we cannot afford for them to fall sick especially at this time. So, we are asking that you responsibly dispose of your waste.”

Mayor Marshall also reiterated the importance of heeding the stay-at-home policy and only going out if accessing essential services or travelling to and from work.

“This is not the time to be at the creek, this is not the time to be at the beach, this is not the time to be at the airstrip playing cricket! This is the time for residents to be at home keeping themselves and families safe and by extension their community,” he underscored.

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