Coronovirus – Covid-19: Total lockdown at University of Guyana

UG- Faculty of Health

The University of Guyana (UG), has imposed a total lockdown of its campuses beginning Wednesday, March 25, to stave off the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19).

This will last until April 20.

The university says it has decided on self-isolation and imposed total restricted physical contact.

The revised measures apply to all staff, students and departments of the campuses.       

The institution says it has decided to take no chances with the safety of staff and students as new global information emerges regarding the trajectory of Covid-19.

It has now been 11 days since the first case of Covid-19 (2019 coronavirus) was confirmed in Guyana. The institution’s missive to students says there is no reason to panic.

UG says this period can now be within the vulnerable window in which the infection path can skyrocket or decline.

“But, much of this depends on each of us and what we do to protect ourselves and others,” the university says, noting that “Precaution for prevention is the best defense now”

UG says it remains open but is instead working off campus as far as possible and continues to work online from secure spaces as far as possible.

Students are asked to check the UG website for all formal communication from the university including emergency contact numbers in the worksafe mode.


Schools will remain closed until April 3, 2020

The Ministry of Education says schools will remain closed until April 3, 2020 as authorities continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Guyana.

Teachers, parents and students are advised to take note of the new dates.

The Ministry of Education had initially announced a two-week closure which was scheduled to end on Friday, 27th March.

The Easter term holiday begins April 6, 2020

And, the Education Ministry says the new date for physical attendance is Monday, April 20, 2020 when schools reopen.

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  • kamtanblog  On 03/25/2020 at 4:01 am

    UK is also on lockdown (self isolation)
    Few idiots still ignore PM advise/request
    thinking they are “invincible.
    New laws will be enforced with fines
    And/or imprisonment/community service
    or imposed quarantine. Idiots in all societies.
    Arrogance of ignorance.
    Selfish behaviour/attitude.
    Some are saying that CorV was willful accident
    started by China in retaliation for Potus forcing
    New trade agreement with China in Jan 2020
    Obama did accuse China of willful devaluation
    to make China’s “junk” more competitive worldwide. A plauseable speculation.

    Now USA is on high alert/shutdown.
    Karma…what goes arround comes arround.

    Hope lil Guyana 🇬🇾 can cope with this added


  • Clyde Duncan  On 03/25/2020 at 3:15 pm

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