Guyana airports to be closed to international traffic for two-weeks

Georgetown, Guyana, March 17 2020 (Stabroek News): As the country ramps up its response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), authorities yesterday announced that the two major airports would be closed to incoming international flights from midnight tonight for the next two weeks.

Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority Egbert Field made the disclosure yesterday during his address at a press conference at the National Com-munications Network (NCN) Studios, Homestretch Avenue, hosted by the Ministerial Task Force set up to address the country’s COVID-19 response. It was also announced that any new suspected cases would be quarantined at Health Ministry facilities as opposed to being allowed to self-quarantine.

“The Civil Aviation Authority, in order to slow the progress of this virus and in consultation with the Ministry of Health, has decided with the approval of the Cabinet Taskforce to close all airports to all international flights,” Field said.

Via Stabroek News
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