Region Eight’s COVID-19 patients recovered but cross border travel still poses risk – health officer
Although the confirmed COVID-19 patients in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) have all recovered, Regional Health Officer (RHO) Dr. Charissundra Abdool-Faizoul believes that there is a high probability that the region could see a flood of new cases due to persons illegally travelling to and from Brazil.
Region Eight has confirmed a total of three COVID-19 cases up to the end of last week.
During an interview with Sunday Stabroek, Abdool-Faizoul revealed that there was one case of COVID-19 in Mahdia and two in Itabac. She added that the case in Mahdia originated from the Moruca sub-district, while the two in Itabac originated from Brazil.