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Staff of Georgetown Public Hospital Locked Out of Compound

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26th of August, 2021. Region 4, Guyana, South America.

Last updated: August 26, 2021 at 8:49 am

Dozens of medical professionals and other staff of the Georgetown Public Hospital in Region 4, Guyana, South America have been denied entry into their workplace when they showed up for work this morning, Thursday, 26th of August, 2021 at around 8:00 A.M.

The reason for the lockout is cited as failure to produce vaccination card or valid PCR test result. A similar incident to this had happened about two weeks ago where hospital staff were being denied entry into hospital compounds all across Guyana. After a brief period of dispute, the Health Ministry made a decision to let them into the workplace. However, he also announced that he is giving a grace period of two weeks for all healthcare workers to get vaccinated – after which date the healthcare professionals would be required to either present a vaccination card or a valid PCR test result showing a negative Covid status.

Today, Thursday, 26th of August, 2021, the stipulated grace period of two weeks has expired and a fraction of healthcare providers, in exercise of their constitutional civil liberties, have opted, for their own personal reasons, not to get vaccinated with the vaccine which has been approved for emergency use only and the safety and efficacy of which is questionable.

Governments all over the world appear to be under great pressure to ensure that as many people as possible are vaccinated with the experimental jab. Those who resist are hit with punishing sanctions such as restriction from access to healthcare, subjection to weekly painful and expensive PCR testing, and general stigmatization.

Meanwhile, the President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union, Mr. Mark Lyte, has announced that he would draw up a lawsuit against the Ministry of Education on account of the punishing and coercive measures applied to teachers who have opted not to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

In the Rupununi, residents are alarmed that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been set aside for them, questioning why it would only be used for residents of the Rupununi and not for residents in other parts of Guyana.

Editor’s Note: The vaccine may be safe and effective, but we believe no one should be forced to take it or punished for not taking it.

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