No beach activities over Easter weekend – Reg. 6 Commander advises

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 9, 2020

Regional Commander of Region 6, East Berbice-Corentyne, Calvin Brutus is advising against the hosting of any event at the Number 63 Beach over the Easter weekend.

The commander told the DPI, he has received information about the planning of events over the weekend at the beach. In light of this, he explained such activities are prohibited.

The number 63 Beach is tourism spot for Easter Monday, where over approximately 20,000 persons from all across the country and abroad usually converge.

Under the Ministry of Public Health emergency measures to aid in the prevention of COVID-19, restrictions were placed on any social activities from period of April 3 to May 3, 2020.  Among the restrictions stated is “No water sports or recreational activities shall be allowed on any river, creek or internal waters.”

The commander underscored: “I wish to let them know under the arrangements for the curfew these activities are prohibited, as it encourages large gatherings of persons. Large gatherings will allow the transmission of the coronavirus, as a result, it is a prohibited activity and one which cannot be allowed to happen throughout this period.”

The Senior Officer is also encouraging persons to stay home, practice social distancing, frequently wash and sanitise hands.

Additionally, ranks in the region are ensuring that operators of public transportation are adhering to the stipulated number of passengers allowed in their vehicles at any given time.