Medical team to remain in Kwebanna during lockdown

The medical team sent to Kwebanna, Barima-Waini (Region One) to monitor the spike in COVID-19 cases will remain stationed there for the duration of the 14-day lockdown.

The is to ensure adequate support for the local team, Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony said during Wednesday’s COVID-19 Update.

“The health team that is station there is continuing to do both sanitisation of residence and also making sure that persons who have tested positive are properly isolated. We have moved a team there for the duration of the lockdown, so they’re going to continue to monitor the activities of the residents in Kwebanna and if they need any additional medical assistance, they would be provided with that.”

The team, Dr. Anthony said, is functioning well having dealt with several similar situations since the pandemic started.

“This is not new to them. They have been doing this for a while now because they were involved in the lockdown at Moruca and all the areas where we had spikes in cases. So, they are doing well. We collaborate very closely with the region and the region has been providing all the assistance that we need [there] and in cases where they need extra supplies, we are providing that from Georgetown.”

For the duration of the lockdown, no is allowed to enter or leave the village, unless authorised by the relevant authorities. 

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