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The National Curfew has been lifted with immediate effect, the National COVID-19 Task Force Secretariat announced on Friday.
The curfew, which had been in effect since the start of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in March, 2020, was intended to slow the spread of the virus by restricting the movement of people during certain hours.
Additionally, all swimming pools are permitted to operate at 50 percent capacity, however, swimmers must be fully vaccinated.
“Notwithstanding these relaxations of the measures, the National COVID-19 Task Force urges all Guyanese to demonstrate responsible behaviour and extend best wishes for the upcoming Mashramani Celebrations,” the Secretariat said.
To date, 1,190 persons have succumbed to the virus. The latest victims are a 25-year-old unvaccinated woman from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and an 84-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). The elderly man was fully vaccinated.
Thus far, the country has recorded 62,156 confirmed cases of the virus of which 95 were recorded within the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, 84 persons are in institutional isolation while 1937persons are in home isolation.