Residents in Little India and Little Africa, Corriverton in Region Six were among those that received relief hampers from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) today.
The CDC through the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) continued its countrywide distribution to vulnerable communities to lessen the effect of the month-long emergency measures implemented by the Minister of Public Health.
These emergency orders have been put into effect to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Speaking to DPI, Regional Councillor for East Berbice-Corentyne, Sherla Scott said the initiative brought much relief to the residents. “I must applaud the CDC for its effort and thoughtfulness because it is a time of uncertainty due to COVID-19.”
She noted the need for residents to adhere to the safety measure implemented by the Public Health Ministry. “It is important because of the instructions; social distancing, the curfew and all other measures that are in place to limit the transfer of the virus.”
Dukes Town and Prince Town in Corriverton, Sheet Anchor, Canje Berbice were the other communities in Region 6 that benefitted from the distribution exercise.
The CDC welcomes donations towards this initiative – food supplies, personal care and sanitation supplies, or financing. Items can be sent to CDC’s headquarters, Thomas Road, Thomas Lands daily between 09:00 hours and 15:00hours. Funds can be deposited to the Commission’s Republic Bank account number 962356519938.
Source: Department of Public Information