Medical team sent to Waramodong to curb Covid spike

– monitoring ongoing in Regions Five, Six and Eight

A medical team has been sent to Waramadong, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) after a spike in COVID-19 cases was recorded.

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Frank Anthony said the community has recorded 10 Covid positive cases. In addition to medical care, a team is also conducting sanitation and sensitisation exercises in Waramadong.

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony

“In a lot of these communities, persons are not wearing masks so they are exposed to those who have been affected. Now that we have identified the positives and isolated them, we are now working with the community to sensitise them and we will be doing some more testing over the next couple of days,” the Minister said during Wednesday’s COVID-19 update.

Dr. Anthony said monitoring is also ongoing in Mahdia and Paramakatoi, Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight) as several cases have been recorded.

“We have our medical team on standby and will be monitoring the developments in these communities,” he added.

Monitoring is also continuing in Moraikobai, Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five) and in New Amsterdam, Orealla and Siparuta in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six).

Close monitoring is being conducted in New Amsterdam, which has recorded 36 positive cases, and in Moraikobai. The Minister also urged Moraikobai residents to co-operate with health officials to suppress cases there.

Dr. Anthony said while it was only recently that border communities were under closer supervision, a number of new cases have been recorded. This is not unusual, he said, and the Regional Task Force in Region Six is monitoring the situation.

“We have a few cases we are monitoring, but it’s not that alarming. However, we have to take precautions, educate persons and remind them to practice social distancing and to wear masks.” Minister Anthony continues to encourage the public to observe the gazetted precautionary measures to suppress the disease.

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