Bourda Market to undergo sanitisation exercise tomorrow

─ M&CC announces

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Bourda Market will be closed tomorrow April 2, 2020, to undergo a sanitisation exercise. This was announced by the Public Health Department of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council.

This initiative is among several projects undertaken by the municipality aimed at cleaning all public spaces within the capital city to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Pandit Ubraj Narine, Mayor of Georgetown

All vendors and customers are asked to make the necessary adjustments.

The M&CC in collaboration with the Guyana Fire Service previously conducted sanitisation exercises at several locations including Water Street and its environs.

Mayor of Georgetown His Worship Pandit Ubraj Narine maintained his call for all citizens to practice social distancing and heed the advisories issued by the Ministry of Public Health.

To date, Guyana has recorded 19 confirmed cases of the deadly virus; with three deaths. The Public Health Ministry this afternoon confirmed that the third death is of a 78-year -old woman from New Amsterdam, Berbice.

Globally the number of confirmed cases stands at 750,890, while the number of deaths is now 36,405. In the Region of the Americas, there are 163,014 confirmed cases and 2,836 deaths.

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