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General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald

November 18 ,2020

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Following positive COVID-19 tests among some teachers and students, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has called on the Ministry of Education to close schools in Bartica for 14 days to allow for isolation and quarantine where needed.

The ministry last week reopened schools across the country for in-class lessons for CXC-level students.  

The GTU yesterday released a video statement urging the ministry to “act wisely” as it concerns the resumption of face-to-face interactions at the schools in Bartica and those with dorms across the country where positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded.

General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald told this newspaper that the union is requesting that the schools be closed until there is certainty that infected persons are not among those who are in classes.

In its statement, the union said that it is deeply concerned about the situation in Bartica, where teachers and students at two main secondary schools have tested positive for the virus since the re-opening of school.

It added that it is aware that the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education have tested the students but that given the possibility that these students may have been around their families and other students, all schools should be closed for 14 days to facilitate isolation and quarantining as well as needed sanitisation.

“When we don’t do what we have to do, then other sectors are going to feel the brunt of it. When our students and our parents and our teachers are flooding the health centres, do we have the capacity to take that off?” McDonald in an invited comment to this newspaper. “All we are saying is that we need to be wise and act that way. Make wise decisions so that we won’t have to say “we are sorry” or “if we had known” or “if we had done this” or “we should not have done that,” she said.

McDonald added that the GTU is asking for all dorm schools to be closed and schools have contact tracing done along with further testing and close monitoring of the situation. She also noted that non-dorm schools may also have possible cases. In these instances, she said that if schools are open then there needs to be proper systems in place and if students are testing positive then schools should be closed, sanitised and have persons get tested before face-to-face classes are resumed.

Also concerned about intermingling, McDonald said that while some persons are isolated, there are other who might have been in contact with the positive cases but are not showing signs or symptoms.

Education Minister Priya Manickchand, who yesterday announced that teachers and students from two schools in Region Seven have tested positive for COVID-19, said that schools have been following stringent guidelines advised by the Ministry of Health.

In a Facebook post, Manickchand confirmed that on Monday evening her ministry was informed of five teachers, two ancillary staff and six students in Region Seven testing positive for the virus.

Manickchand told this newspaper that when the dorm-resident students arrived, they were tested and while there was a “small window” where persons could have intermingled with each other, they were constantly reminded not to. She further said that persons are expected to follow protocols to ensure they are not being infected.  Manickchand added that as the batches of students arrived, they were not allowed to intermingle in order to ensure each batch was properly catered for.

Manickchand then said that the union is asking for something that is not medically required because if persons test positive the protocol is to have those persons isolate while contact tracing and quarantining of persons who were in contact with them is done. She said that the Health Ministry has not advised that an entire building be shut down.

Meanwhile, Manickchand yesterday also announced that teachers and students in Region Nine received negative results after testing. They were tested after rapid antibody tests yielded positive results.  

The total number of dorm-resident students who have tested positive for COVID-19 stands at 18. Testing commenced last week and is expected to continue until all students who attend dormitory schools have been tested.

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This Covid19 is misleading! It is NOT a virus but a new kind of pollution spread by Chemtrails which contained barium oxide and aluminum oxide, two chemicals harmful to our respiratory systems! I've had it several times and cured it each time by standing and alternately (while breating in) pulling my knees up to my chest 20 or 30 times or until I felt like quitting! I do this exercise for colds, influenza, etc. This exercise, as bodybuilders will tell you, aids digestion and it causes the pollutant to be absorbed. The first symptom I had was a runny nose, without having any cold, a pain in my left lung and sneezing and coughing at the same time, for the first time in my 84+ years. My dog, an Australian Shepherd, I let lie on my chest, as usual, though she had the runny nose and coughing symptoms, almost face-to-face! I have worn no mask, only when required by taxi drivers or stores or the local hospital! The only people dying are those with previous health problems and through fear like in the 1918 flu pandemic! Isn't strange that there seems to be mostly Covid19 deaths reported? Where are the deaths from cancer, heart disease, etc? How is it that doctors recommend wearing face masks, social distancing, handwashing, etc but they are still dying? Do you wear a mask when eating? Drinking? Sleeping??? Do you stop breating while eating, drinking or sleeping? It's in the air you breathe! If even you go away and become a hermit, avoiding contact with people, you still have breathe this pollutant which is now worldwide! Wear your useless mask, but do this exercise for your own digestion, at least! I fear this Covid19, which was NOT produced in a Chinese lab but by the US Department of Defense's Chemtrails and spread by the winds worldwide, to make people want and accept a 'vaccine', will serve other clandestine purposes! Like tracking, for instance! Or control! I don't trust Bill Gates whose Microsoft gave the US government a backdoor into Microsoft's Operating System! Recently, a US female doctor, after giving her credentials expressed her own fears about any 'vaccine'! So, I'm not alone! Elsewhere, I directed people to the Georgia Guidestones where it suggests that the human population be maintained at 500 million But, although I warned about any 'vaccine' to come which will be worse than this Covid19, I now believe this is a red herring! This Covid19 will NOT reach 100 million deaths before a 'vaccination' begins!,You may scoff at my post but wear your useless mask and do the exercise! Other doctors are now questioning the need for a vaccination
The Chinese government, in the only over-populated country, has membership in the secretive Bilderberg Group, agreed to take the blame! Who can do something to China? The US, on the other hand, is hated in many countries! Trump was right about this 'virus'! Beware of the Biden 'liberal' government!

@shallyv posted:

This Covid19 is misleading! It is NOT a virus but a new kind of pollution spread by Chemtrails which contained barium oxide and aluminum oxide, two chemicals harmful to our respiratory systems! I've had it several times and cured it each time by standing and alternately (while breating in) pulling my knees up to my chest 20 or 30 times or until I felt like quitting! I do this exercise for colds, influenza, etc. This exercise, as bodybuilders will tell you, aids digestion and it causes the pollutant to be absorbed. The first symptom I had was a runny nose, without having any cold, a pain in my left lung and sneezing and coughing at the same time, for the first time in my 84+ years. My dog, an Australian Shepherd, I let lie on my chest, as usual, though she had the runny nose and coughing symptoms, almost face-to-face! I have worn no mask, only when required by taxi drivers or stores or the local hospital! The only people dying are those with previous health problems and through fear like in the 1918 flu pandemic! Isn't strange that there seems to be mostly Covid19 deaths reported? Where are the deaths from cancer, heart disease, etc? How is it that doctors recommend wearing face masks, social distancing, handwashing, etc but they are still dying? Do you wear a mask when eating? Drinking? Sleeping??? Do you stop breating while eating, drinking or sleeping? It's in the air you breathe! If even you go away and become a hermit, avoiding contact with people, you still have breathe this pollutant which is now worldwide! Wear your useless mask, but do this exercise for your own digestion, at least! I fear this Covid19, which was NOT produced in a Chinese lab but by the US Department of Defense's Chemtrails and spread by the winds worldwide, to make people want and accept a 'vaccine', will serve other clandestine purposes! Like tracking, for instance! Or control! I don't trust Bill Gates whose Microsoft gave the US government a backdoor into Microsoft's Operating System! Recently, a US female doctor, after giving her credentials expressed her own fears about any 'vaccine'! So, I'm not alone! Elsewhere, I directed people to the Georgia Guidestones where it suggests that the human population be maintained at 500 million But, although I warned about any 'vaccine' to come which will be worse than this Covid19, I now believe this is a red herring! This Covid19 will NOT reach 100 million deaths before a 'vaccination' begins!,You may scoff at my post but wear your useless mask and do the exercise! Other doctors are now questioning the need for a vaccination
The Chinese government, in the only over-populated country, has membership in the secretive Bilderberg Group, agreed to take the blame! Who can do something to China? The US, on the other hand, is hated in many countries! Trump was right about this 'virus'! Beware of the Biden 'liberal' government!

Chupidness na gat cure!

Strange that there are no deaths from cancer or heart attack! All from Covid19! Frightening those who live into demanding or begging for the vaccine! Then the fun will really start! Go get vaccinated suckers! You will deserve what you get! Brainless automatons!

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Covid attacks are much worse to those who are already at risk due to serious health issues. A person with no serious health issues being infected with Covid stand a better chance of surviving unlike those with cancer and bad hearts. Chances are these people would die anyway but Covid speeds up the process.

On the subject of vaccination, I will wait as I have done with the flu vaccine (never had it) I will however keep taking precautions as advised.

"Brainless automatons" are those who regurgitate the same nonsense over and over.

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Yeah! Now they are no longer reported as dying from cancer or heart attack! It's Covid19! Yet you swallow their regurgitations! Go get vaccinated! It will cure your tiredness, old hippie! Permanently, I hope! Oh, didn't I tell you to wear your stupid, useless, doctor-advised mask while you do the exercise? I wear NONE, but do the exercise! You ARE a brainless automaton, aren't you?!!! Hahahahahahaha.....

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@cain posted:

Covid attacks are much worse to those who are already at risk due to serious health issues. A person with no serious health issues being infected with Covid stand a better chance of surviving unlike those with cancer and bad hearts. Chances are these people would die anyway but Covid speeds up the process.

On the subject of vaccination, I will wait as I have done with the flu vaccine (never had it) I will however keep taking precautions as advised.

"Brainless automatons" are those who regurgitate the same nonsense over and over.

You *******! You swallow each word from whitey! Now they are culling (killing) 15 million mink in Denmark (or Norway, I can't remember which stupid nationality, nor give a fk) because they discovered a special strain of Covid19BS in the poor creatures! I've had it several times and cured it each time! My dog had and has it, yet I let her lie on my chest with her runny nose and coughing as usual with nothing happening to me because I do the exercise I wasted my time telling you about! You shitheads will NEVER get rid of your innate inferiority complexes! You were born and bred to be servants eternallly! Burnham sure knew the kind of inferior people he could manipulate!

Oi Butthead, you never had Covid it could be Kennel Cough along with fleas.

The poor mink you speak of, what do you think they are raised for? Mink coats..and guess how they get the fur? They kill em.

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Gee, I didn't know that! Dog cough? You KNOW don't you?!!! You're always barking unintelligently! I'll bet you do the exercise while you pretend otherwise being the mangy cur you are! Your claim that people with previous health problems are the ones dying is just a repetition of what the stupid doctors are saying! I said that long before, you stupid cur, because of my experiences and observations!

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@shallyv posted:

Now they are culling (killing) 15 million mink in Denmark (or Norway, I can't remember which stupid nationality, nor give a fk) because they discovered a special strain of Covid19BS in the poor creatures! I've had it several times and cured it each time! My dog had and has it, yet I let her lie on my chest with her runny nose and coughing as usual with nothing happening to me because I do the exercise I wasted my time telling you about! !

Was it confirmed that you and / or your dog had the strain of the virus?

@Mitwah posted:

Was it confirmed that you and / or your dog had the strain of the virus?

Why, yes! I confirmed it according to the symptoms described by your know-it-all doctors, who cure nothing! Didn't you ever hear the saying that Nature cures and the doctors take the credit?

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