No. 52-74 NDC implements 7pm curfew for residents

—Restaurants and bars to close by 4pm

—Pharmacies closed by 6pm

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 2, 2020

The No. 52-74 Neighborhood Democratic Council (NDC) in Corentyne, Berbice has implemented several measures to support the national effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

These actions take effect from April 1, 2020.

The NDC has advised all residents to be indoors by 7pm.

Dining at bars and restaurants is prohibited. These venues should only provide take away services and must be closed at 4pm.

All other business entities are to be closed at 5pm and pharmacies at 6pm.

to ensure proper hygiene and handwashing practices, business owners are asked to install handwashing station at the entrances of their businesses.

The NDC has also advised that all religious public gatherings are limited to three persons and a social distance of three to six feet must be maintained.

Further, the Council is asking residents to report any “backtrack” or illegal activities in the district.

The No. 52-74 is calling for all citizens to give their fullest cooperation.

To date, Guyana has recorded 19 confirmed cases of the virus with four deaths.

Globally the number of confirmed cases stands at 823,626, while the number of deaths is now 40,598. In the Region of the Americas, there are 188,751 confirmed cases and 3,400 deaths.

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