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Staff of the Deeds and Commercial Registry Authority are concerned about their well being after one of their colleagues was tested positive for Covid-19.
Staff have been forced to work the normal eight-hours routine despite a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases here as well as deaths.
In a statement on Wednesday the resgistry disclosed that one staff member who operates in a small department tested positive. Following this the registry said it immediately activated its established protocols in keeping with the COVID-19 guidelines and closed the building, commenced contact tracing and had those staff members who came into contact with the positive case tested.
However, the Registry is still awaiting the results of all those who were tested. The Registry said too that it also moved to have the entire building sanitised.
“When Guyana recoded its first COVID-19 case in early March, the Registry initially closed for two months but reopened in June 2020 and continued to serve the public. As such, we reject outrightly, any attempt to link the one known positive case at the Registry to the reopening of the country a few days ago,” the statement said.
The Registry calls on those responsible for peddling misinformation to desist from making reckless and ill-informed statements which can cause panic not only among the staff of the Registry but the general public. Guyana has thus far recorded 3,565 Covid-19 cases with 106 deaths.