MoPH encourages virtual Father’s Day celebrations

—to prevent COVID-19 transmissions

DPI, Guyana, Friday, June 19, 2020

With Father’s Day being observed on Sunday, June 21, the Ministry of Public Health is strongly advising against physical gatherings and are promoting virtual celebrations instead.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud on Friday said the ministry must ensure that Father’s Day is celebrated in Guyana with safety in mind.

“I’m sure your burning question is how can you celebrate and not meet in groups of over five, or how can you celebrate wearing a mask? Those are relevant questions, but you have had the opportunity to acquire new skills and there are many platforms available for celebrating without being there in person,” he explained.

He urged the use of the many available platforms– such as Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp and Facebook – for virtual celebrations, to ensure persons remain COVID-free and mitigate the possibility of transmission

The CMO reminded that the guidelines remain and the curfew is still in effect until July 2, 2020.

 

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