Statement from Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Hon. Oneidge Walrond

Press statement

Thursday, August 13, 2020


I received the unfortunate news on Thursday that I was tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, I am required to self-isolate. I have advised the staff at my office, and those I have been in close contact with, to act responsibly by minimising contact with other individuals and get tested.

My positive test result is a vivid reminder that our battle against this dreaded virus is real, and no one is exempt. I advise all Guyanese to take the necessary precautions to safeguard yourselves and families against the spread of COVID-19.


COVID-19 Alert!

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.