Sanitation tents to be placed at minibus parks -Minister Benn

Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Robeson Benn says efforts will be made to have sanitation tents at the various minibus parks. This will be done through collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health to slow the spread of COVID-19 in public transportation.

The Minister addressed this issue during a stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday to address congestion in the Stabroek Market area. The meeting was held at St. Stanislaus College. 

The fundamental precaution which has to be taken by every person operating public transportation, vehicle or boat, is that they wear a mask and that their passengers wear a mask,” Minister Benn said. 

The Government, through Operation COVI-CURB, continues to distribute masks and educate the public about the importance of observing the COVID-19 precautionary measures. Operation COVI-CURB is spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, Guyana Defence Force and volunteers. 

To date, Guyana has recorded 3,850 COVID-19 cases with 116 deaths and 15 persons currently in the ICU. A total of 2,839 persons have recovered from the disease.