253rd coronavirus death, 12 COVID law breakers arrested in Region One – Demerara Waves News News- Guyana

Last updated Sunday, 11 April 2021, 12:01 by Denis Chabrol

Guyana continues to record more COVID-19 deaths, even as the conflict continues against people who break the law with the aim of curbing the spread of the viral disease.

The Ministry of Health says a 41-year-old woman from East Berbice-Corentyne is the 253th person to have died of the disease so far.

She said she died while being cared for at a government medical facility.

Meanwhile, police say 12 people have been arrested in Mabaruma for violating Covid-19 *

During patrol on the Kumaka Water Front, Hosororo hill and Mabaruma Township, police cited eight people for failing to wear a face mask and four for failing to be at least six feet apart. Police say people have been warned to practice social isolation, to wash their hands as often as possible and to wear their face masks in public.

More than 40,000 people have been vaccinated so far since the exercise accelerated with the introduction of more vaccines from Russia.