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Joint Ministerial Task Force Address Covid-19

A Ministerial Joint Task Force was formed to address the threat of COVID-19. This afternoon, the team held a joint press conference in response. In the press conference the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority, Egbert Field said the Cheddi Jagan Airport and Eugene Correia Airport will be closed to international flights from Wednesday night which will take effect from midnight and will remain in place for two weeks.

As the country has reported 4 cases of the virus so far, Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence noted that the persons that have been confirmed with COVID 19 are no longer self-quarantine.

While schools have been closed for two weeks, the Minister of Education Nicolette Henry has engaged the panel of the Caribbean examination Council and the national Grade 6 assessment for the rescheduling of exams.

Additional the Commissioner of Police, Leslie James said that police officer will be equipped with safety gears to deal with the entry of persons are various ports as they collaborate with the health officers.

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