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COVID-19 pandemic in Guayana Esequiba

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COVID-19 pandemic in Guayana Esequiba
Cases per million by region as of 31 May 2020.
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGuayana Esequiba
First caseBarima-Waini
Arrival date8 April 2020
(4 years, 3 months, 1 week and 4 days)
Confirmed cases28[1]
Recovered0
Deaths
1
Official website
https://www.health.gov.gy

The first cases of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Guayana Esequiba began on April 8, 2020. To date there are 28 confirmed cases and 1 deceased. The area is a region controlled by Guyana and claimed by Venezuela, despite that, the Venezuelan government did not include the number of infected in its national list.[1][2]

Chronology[edit]

April[edit]

On April 8, 2020, the Government of Guyana reported that in the western area of the country regarding COVID-19 infections, there is one case in Barima-Waini, four in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara and seven in Cuyuní-Mazaruní. The Guyanese government also notified that several people at the national level were quarantined for possible infections, two in Pomerón-Supenaam and eight in Potaro-Siparuni.[1]

May[edit]

As of May 31, 2020, 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Guyana Esequiba. 9 cases in Santa Rosa, 2 cases in Mabaruma, 15 cases in the Cuyuni area, 1 in Potaro and 1 in Rupununi. So far 1 died in Mabaruma.[2]

Guyana government response[edit]

The Government of Guyana activated hotlines for calls exclusively about possible COVID-19 contagion in the Essequian regions of Pomerón-Supenaam, Cuyuní-Mazaruní, Potaro-Siparuni and Alto Tacutu-Alto Esequibo.[3][dubious ]

Disputed territory with Venezuela[edit]

The International Court of Justice planned to discuss Guyana and Venezuela border dispute over Guayana Esequiba in March 2020. The hearing was postponed due to the pandemic.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guyana: 33 test positive for COVID-19. 8 April 2020. Accessed 30 April 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 GUYANA COVID-19 DASHBOARD. Accessed 1 June 2020.[dead link]
  3. Four deaths from COVID-19. 2 April 2020. Accessed 30 April 2020.
  4. "Guyana: Hearing of border controversy matter postponed". St. Lucia News Online. 2020-03-17. Retrieved 2020-06-05.

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