Measures agreed upon to allow travel between Guyana, Suriname

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(Department of Public Information, Guyana, Press Release, Tuesday April 21, 2020) Some new ground rules have been agreed to by both Guyana and Suriname on travels between the two neighbours, in light of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guyana and Suriname met via video conference on Monday afternoon.

According to a joint statement issued, while both sides of the Guyana/ Suriname border remain closed, both governments have agreed to immediately implement measures to ensure that riverine communities can commute and conduct their businesses, to and from points within their respective countries.

This will be done under proper surveillance, according to the release, to ensure that the protocols to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus are not compromised.

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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