Ministry of Education COVID-19 Health Advisory as at March 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – For immediate release

Considering the current situation, the Ministry of Education wishes to advise that schools will be closed for an additional week (March 30, 2020 – April 03, 2020). This will lead into the Easter Term vacation (April 06, 2020 – April 17, 2020).

The commencement of the third term for the current academic year remains as scheduled, April 20, 2020.

There is nothing further to add at this time.

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COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.