President Ali calls on Region Two businesses to follow Covid-19 protocols

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali today urged Region Two businesses to “self-police” to ensure Covid-19 protocols are followed by their staff and customers to help reduce the spread of the deadly disease.

The Head of State gave this directive while meeting with representatives and owners of several businesses in the region.

“You need to do self-policing… so that you will follow the COVID -19 protocols.”

President Ali also reminded the business owners that all staff must wear masks, that there must be proper hand washing facilities available for customers and that workers must constantly sanitise surfaces.

He also directed National Security Advisor, Captain Gerry Gouveia to immediately host a briefing with the business owners on the existing COVID- 19 protocols and guidelines.

While meeting with the residents throughout the day, President Ali frequently reminded persons in attendance of the need for social distancing, wearing masks and sanitising.

Additionally, residents were invited to meet with the Head of State and his team at intervals so as to avoid overcrowding the meeting room.

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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.