Guyana’s “hypothesis of a reconfiguration” is on the table, according to the Ministry of the Interior


Sunday, the government announced new measures against the “abrupt acceleration for ten days” of the Covid-19, especially in the metropolitan area of ​​Cayenne.

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The French department of South America, neighboring Brazil, is facing a resurgence of the epidemic. “The hypothesis of a reconfiguration” of the Guyana should be reviewed if signs of an increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 confirm themselves, warned Matignon Sunday June 21. The Prime Minister’s services have announced a strengthening of health capacities in this territory.

The executive has already announced the municipal elections postponed in Guyana scheduled for June 28 as well as the transition to stage 3 of the epidemic. The government has also proposed to Parliament that the state of health emergency be extended beyond July 11.

According to the latest figures released on Sunday, the epidemic has progressed with 278 additional cases in 24 hours, reaching 2,441 cases positive for Covid-19 (including 930 cured), 97 hospital patients and 14 in intensive care, for six deaths in total.

On Sunday, the government announced new measures to deal with the “abrupt acceleration for ten days”, especially in the metropolitan area of ​​Cayenne. From Monday, 17 additional caregivers, from the national health reserve, must arrive on site. Other healthcare teams, in particular from the AP-HP (Paris Hospitals), “will be screened from this week”.

In addition, a unit of the 20-bed general medical emergency field hospital will be deployed this week to receive non-Covid patients and thus free up additional hospital capacity.

The strategy of medical evacuation, in priority towards the Antilles and which can be extended towards the Hexagon if necessary, will be continued. “Two patients were evacuated on June 18 by an Air Force CASA plane. A new medical evacuation of two patients is under way”, specifies Matignon. Authorities also announced on Thursday an extension of the curfew on the three communes of the island of Cayenne.


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