Curfew extended to June 3

—Takes effect from May 4

—Other emergency measures remain in place

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 30, 2020

Following a thorough assessment by the Public Health Ministry on Guyana’s prevailing health conditions, the curfew has been extended for another month.

The updated COVID-19 Emergency Measures No. 3 published in an Extraordinary Gazette, state that this takes effect from May 4 until June 3, 2020.

The regulation requires citizens to remain indoors between 6:00pm and 6:00am.

The Emergency Measures also speaks sternly to, among other things, the restriction on visitations, specific working hours allotted to essential services, preferential treatment for healthcare workers, social distancing and physical distancing protocols, religious worship and domestic travel.

The COVID-19 emergency measures clearly state that anyone who fails to comply with these measures commits an offence under section 152 of the Public Health Ordinance and is liable on summary conviction to the penalty provided under that section.

See below full document – gazetted COVID-19 Emergency Measures No. 3.

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