Daily Archives: June 18, 2020

OPINION: When Will Life Return to Normal? – Visual Capitalist

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When Will Life Return to Normal?  (See graphic chart below)

From battles on the front lines to social distancing from friends and family, COVID-19 has caused a massive shake-up of our daily lives.

After second-guessing everything from hugging our loved ones to delaying travel, there is one big question that everyone is likely thinking about: will we ever get back to the status quo? The answer may not be very clear-cut.

Today’s graphic uses data from New York Times’ interviews of 511 epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists from the U.S. and Canada, and visualizes their opinions on when they might expect to resume a range of typical activities.    Continue reading

COVID-19: 48 more Guyanese arrived on June 16 – another 205 to do so on June 17

—  all headed to home-isolation

A passenger being screened at CJIA

A total of 48 returning Guyanese from Miami, Florida USA headed straight to their homes for one-week of isolation after they arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on June 16, 2020.

  in an Eastern Airline aircraft which touched down just around noon. The said aircraft left Guyana with some 78 American citizens at around 14:30 hrs for New York (NY).          Continue reading

COVID-19: Travel guidelines issued for repatriating Guyanese

−  Rapid test results NOT accepted      −  Seven days quarantine upon return

Photo: Arriving passengers arriving being sanitised upon entry at CJIA

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Guyanese who have been stranded in several countries due to the onset of COVID-19 are being repatriated. As this has now become possible several guidelines must be followed to ensure their safety as well as the Guyanese population upon their return.

The most important of these regulations is that upon their return passengers are to adhere to a strict seven-day quarantine.            Continue reading

COVID-19: Guyana announces six-phase reopening- Phase 1 June 18 – July 02, 2020

The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) announces a six phase re-opening of Guyana commencing with Phase 1 starting tomorrow, June 18th and will last until July 2nd.

Government says the current curfew of 6pm to 6am will remain in effect for Phase 1 in all administrative regions. The non-curfew measures will be lifted in Regions 5 and 8 which, to date, have not been affected by COVID-19. The details are outlined in the attached order.

During Phase 1 the following will apply:    Continue reading

OPINION: Racism Doesn’t Blink: The Public Performance of White Supremacy is Key to Upholding It.

  By Rebecca Traister | The Cut

In the midst of the most eruptive, widespread, and hopeful uprising against systemic racism and injustice of my lifetime, white supremacy is once again staring straight into a camera and declaring that nothing can break its deadly grip on power. 

This is all I could think about this week, as I read about the perversion of democracy that happened during Georgia’s primary election, in which precincts in African-American communities were plagued by broken voting machines and lines extending so long that voters brought food, water, and stadium chairs.          Continue reading