Fine for city vendors failing to wear face mask

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Mayor and City Council of Georgetown has reiterated its call for market vendors and customers alike to heed to all the measures implemented by the Council, to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

To ensure these regulations are adhered to, the council has initiated a $5,000 penalty fee for all stallholders/vendors who fail to wear a Face Mask during their daily operations.

The statement issued by the Council stated clearly that unauthorised vending is strictly prohibited.

“Anyone found selling at any place that is not approved by the Council, will be subjected to the payment of a removal fee of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25.000),” the document informed.

Shoppers are not allowed to enter the municipal markets if they are not seen wearing face masks.

To maintain social distancing, the number of shoppers entering the market at once will be limited and as persons exit, others will be allowed to enter.

The operational hours for all of the Municipal Markets will be from 07:00 hours (7 am) to 16:00 hours (4 pm).

The Council noted that these requirements take effect from Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 00:01 hours.

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