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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Trial shows Oxford Covid vaccine is highly effective

(BBC) The coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford is highly effective at stopping people developing Covid-19 symptoms, a large trial shows. Interim data...

88 new Covid-19 cases recorded

A total of 88 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded, taking the total cases recorded to date to 5093. This is according to information released...

Authorities seize over 700lbs of illegal Brazilian meat products

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, on Friday, seized more than 700 pounds of meat products imported...

29 new Covid cases recorded as total surpasses 5000

Guyana has recorded 29 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 5005 as of November 20, 2020. The total number of deaths due...

Guyana’s Covid-19 recovery rate has been “quite good” – Health Minister

As of Friday, November 20, 2020, Guyana’s total Covid-19 cases have surpassed 5000, but of this amount, there are 700 plus cases around the...

Covid vaccine: Pfizer applies for authorisation in US

(BBC) Pfizer and its partner BioNTech will apply on Friday for emergency authorisation in the US for their Covid-19 vaccine. It will be the job...

Health Ministry starts disposing expired drugs

The Ministry of Health on Thursday started disposing expired drugs housed at the Diamond Materials Management Unit. Minister Dr Frank Anthony, in an invited comment,...

Health Minister assures COVID-19 monitoring ongoing at dormitory schools

Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony has assured that monitoring is ongoing at dormitory schools countrywide as senior secondary and TVET students settle into...

11 persons test positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at airports – Health Minister

Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony has revealed that 11 persons have been tested positive for Covid-19 upon their arrival in Guyana at the two...

Lockdowns could be avoided if 95% of people wore masks, says WHO

(CNN) Lockdowns could be avoided if everyone followed health measures such as wearing masks, the World Health Organization's top Europe official said at a...

Recent Articles

Man jailed 15 years for raping girl, 14

A 27-year-old man will be spending the next 15 years behind bars for raping a 14-year-old girl. Akeem Wong, 27, also known as, “Ben...

Regional storage facilities to be retrofitted to house COVID-19 vaccines

Regional storage facilities will be retrofitted to house the COVID-19 vaccines once they become available. During Monday’s COVID-19 update, Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony...

Govt anticipates new markets for rice in 2021

Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha is confident that Guyana will attract new markets for rice exports as production yields climb.   The Minister said Government...

Some 8,700 persons living with HIV/AIDS in Guyana

Message by Minister of Health Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony For World AIDS Day to be Observed on December 1, 2020 Under the Theme: “Global...

Man commits suicide after chopping woman who objected to his advances to teen daughter

  A 52-year-old man of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) committed suicide shortly after chopping a woman who had rejected his advances towards her...

6 arrested over robbery at Marcus Bisram’s house

Regional Commander Jairam Ramlakhan has revealed that six persons are in custody as investigations continue into the robbery under arms committed on former murder...

20% of population suffers from mental health issues

By: Rupa Seenaraine An estimated 20% of the country's population suffers from some form of mental illness, says Director of the Mental Health Unit, Dr...

Miner gets 12 months jail, fined $1.3M for ganja possession

Twenty-nine-year-old Neal Griffith of Middle Street, McDoom, Greater Georgetown was on Monday slapped with a 12-month jail term and fined $1.365 million for ganja...

30 new Covid cases recorded; over 30,000 tests conducted to date

Guyana has recorded 30 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 5,406 as of November 30, 2020. The total number of deaths due...

Guyana/Suriname ferry service to resume on Dec 12

The Guyana/Suriname ferry service will resume on December 12, according to update Covid-19 Emergency Measures published today. "The Moleson Creek Crossing shall be opened from...