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Guyana’s young catching covid rapidly

Regional 06 Apr, 2021 Follow News

Guyanese health workers receive covid vaccines

Guyana’s Health Ministry covid concerns are so bad it has warned the surge in COVID-19 is “deadlier”, spreading faster and striking young people with no existing illnesses, even as the plans are being rolled out to establish 100 vaccination sites countrywide.

The ministry said the rollout will ramp up this week. Authorities say there will also be mobile teams in all 10 regions. In addition to these sites, there are special sites. Among these are special sites organised through a collaboration between religious leaders.

The Central Islamic Organisation was credited by the government as a leading player in this initiative.

Guyanese older than 40 years are encouraged to visit a health testing site.

“Most worrisome, COVID-19 is now affecting younger people, and causing severe illnesses in persons, not only younger, but with no co-morbidities. COVID-19 is more dangerous now than at any time before,” a health spokesman said Friday. “Make no mistake, COVID-19 transmission is very active in Guyana right now. Every time one leaves home, you are at risk.”

The warning was issued hours after Guyana received another consignment of vaccines, this time 25,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik-V jab.

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