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…as two more persons die, total cases now at 4162
With recording two additional Covid-19 deaths and 19 new cases on Saturday, the main opposition, APNU+AFC has flayed the PPP/C administration for what it described as the bungling of the management of the spread of the disease.
In a statement the coalition said that the PPP/C “regime has now reduced the curfew hours to 10:30pm to 4am for the month of November. This is even as October was the deadliest month for COVID-19 in Guyana with 44 deaths and 1249 confirmed cases as at October 30th. The total number of deaths is now at (126) and the total number of confirmed cases is (4162.)
According to the coalition the PPP and its Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony have proven, over the three months that they have been in office, that they are incapable of managing the spread of COVID-19 in Guyana. “Dr. Anthony, his battery of political advisors at the Ministry of Health and the PPP regime are all seemingly without a clue. Guyanese have been left to fend for themselves with isolation facilities being closed down and persons who test positive being told to home isolate without any monitoring. This is a complete dereliction of duty by Dr. Anthony and the PPP regime who have imperilled the lives of Guyanese as the virus runs amuck across the country, taking lives at a rate of more than one person a day.”
The APNAFC said the PPP has demonstrated total disregard for the health, safety, wellbeing and the very lives of our Guyanese citizens. “The regime is instead busy executing their vindictive political agenda of persecution and vendetta. It has not gone without notice that the PPP regime has ceased providing the regularly updated progression line graph of the number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths, effectively denying the people of Guyana the facts and their right to be informed. The PPP has scaled back considerably, on public education and awareness on COVID-19 and has removed it from the focus of the state media and the government information and public relations agencies and departments.”
The APNU+AFC coalition it and the vast majority of Guyanese have lost all confidence in the capacity of the PPP regime to manage the spread of COVID-19, noting that it is instructive that during the five month period from March to July when COVID-19 was present in Guyana and the APNU+AFC Coalition was in government, there was a total of 474 confirmed cases and 21 deaths. “For the three-month period between August 3 to October 30 when the PPP has been in government, there have been a startling 103 deaths and 3669 confirmed cases. “The PPP is attempting to dupe Guyanese that the increase in confirmed cases is as a result of increased testing but this is misleading. The number of deaths under the PPP is the clearest indicator that the PPP is without any viable plan to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana. The APNU+AFC Coalition implores all Guyanese to take all precautions as prescribed by the public health officials and to protect themselves at all times,” the statement read.
Two more deaths
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health in a release Saturday afternoon announced the deaths of two more persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The deaths took the total number of fatalities to 126. The latest fatalities are a 48-year-old female from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and a 67 year man from Region One (Barima-Waini). These persons died while receiving care at our medical facility.
“The MOH expresses sincerest condolences to the families of the two deceased and will make every effort to provide all the necessary support during this difficult time to render any assistance needed. The Ministry is also appealing to the general public to respect the confidentiality of the two deceased and their families and to allow them to mourn their tragic loss in peace.
All Guyanese are reminded to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES (NO. 9), which are in effect until October 31st, 2020.
This order emphasises: § the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving your home; § the importance of maintaining the six feet physical distance from others; § and the need for good hand-hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. If anyone is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or need any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 Hotline 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 IMMEDIATELY or visit us at www.health.gov.gy.