Guyana receives another shipment of Sputnik V COVID vaccines

Guyana has received a shipment of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines arrived at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.

Guyana: Guyana has received a shipment of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines arrived at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.

This consignment adds to the Ministry of Health’s existing quota and would be used in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The numbers of the doses of COVID-19 vaccines is not mentioned.

The government of Guyana has encouraged Guyanese people who are above 18 years and older to visit any one of the COVID-19 vaccination sites to receive their dose of the COVID-19 vaccines the nation aims to achieve herd immunity.

A total of fifty-three new cases of the COVID-19 vaccine have been reported on the island, taking the total number of the novel coronavirus cases to 17,771, out of which 15,666 individuals have been recovered from the deadly virus.

The island has a death rate of 413 due to the deadly coronavirus.

As of 7 June 2021, a total of seventeen patients are in the ICU, 95 people are in the institutional isolation, around 1675 people are isolated in their respective homes, and two individuals are in the institutional quarantine.

According to the statistics, worldwide, there are a total of 17.3 crore cases, and globally, the world has reported a total of 37.3 lakh deaths because of the COVID-19 mutant.

Till 5 June 2021, a total of 209,835 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is around 26.8 per cent of the population of Guyana where as a total of 75,412 individuals have received their second jab of the novel coronavirus vaccine and are fully vaccinated against the mutant.

While the island is battling with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the nation is also facing a flood situation. Many crops, houses and areas have been destroyed amid the heavy rainfall and flood situation in Guyana.

The government of Guyana has assured assistance to the people and is providing flood relief packages to the flood-affected areas of the country.