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Covid-19: Guyana confined on Sundays

2021-01-22T00:34:28.270Z

Guyana will be confined on Sundays to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic, the prefecture of this French territory of the Amazon announced Thursday, January 21, in the evening. Part of the department will be confined from 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, and the other from Sunday at midnight, in both cases until Monday at 5 a.m. The three hospitals in Cayenne, Kourou and Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni are also pl



Guyana will be confined on Sundays to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic, the prefecture of this French territory of the Amazon announced Thursday, January 21, in the evening.

Part of the department will be confined from 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, and the other from Sunday at midnight, in both cases until Monday at 5 a.m.

The three hospitals in Cayenne, Kourou and Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni are also placed in a white plan.

Read also: Will France be able to vaccinate 70% of adults by the end of August?

"It is a very big effort that we are asking the Guyanese, but the game is worth playing, we will save lives,"

pleaded the prefect Thierry Queffelec, evoking

"a department that suffers from health"

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The average incidence rate of the coronavirus in Guyana was 258 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Monday.

But this rate reaches 400 in some very affected areas such as Cayenne or Saint Laurent du Maroni.

The government had already announced on January 14 several measures, in particular a strengthening of border controls, aiming, in the words of the Minister for Overseas Overseas Sébastien Lecornu,

"our fellow citizens who seek to escape the braking measures on our territory and who will taste the authorized carnival of Surinam or Brazil ”

.

Some 34 people hospitalized, including 12 in intensive care, and 76 deaths from Covid-19 have been deplored since early March 2020.

Source: lefigaro

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