Guyana President assures strong protocols will be in place before reopening of country

(Inews Guyana) Guyana’s President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has assured that strong protocols will be put in place and enforced before his Government moves to fully reopen the country.President Ali gave this assurance during an emergency multi-stakeholder meeting held recently, where he emphasised that any decision taken will be made to ensure a crucial balance is met and only after careful consideration of all of the factors.“The balance requires very strong protocols and I think, therein lies the trick to this pandemic; the protocols and enforcing the protocols. Now, we can move to reopening once we have strong protocols that can be enforced and once we have the institutional mechanism to support those protocols,” Ali was quoted in a release from the Office of the President as saying.The Head of State also reiterated the call made from the PAHO/WHO Country Representative, Dr. William Adu-Krow that countries need to consider both the health and well-being of the citizens as well as the health of the economy.With regards to the input from other stakeholders at the meeting, the Head of State pointed to the vital role that the Private Sector will play in relation to any decisions moving forward.

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