VENDORS and shoppers alike have been taking heed of the COVID-19 guidelines set out by the National Task Force, in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. This was disclosed on Thursday, when the Mayor of the Georgetown, Ubraj Narine, along with the Town Clerk, City Engineer, Solid Waste Director, Chief Constable and Councillors of City Hall, conducted a field visit and inspection of Bourda Market, to ensure that vendors and shoppers were adhering to the implemented COVID-19 guidelines.
Mayor Narine, in an invited comment with the Guyana Chronicle, stated that he was extremely pleased to see that vendors were adhering to the necessary guidelines in an attempt to slow the virus.
He noted that the field visit was a follow-up after the receipt of several complaints of expired goods and poor sanitation.
However, during the exercise, he noted that the environment was clean and both vendors and shoppers alike were clad in their mask and maintaining their social distance.
Nevertheless, he added that the Mayor and City Council has been conducting random field checks to the various municipal markets to ensure that the various precautionary measures were being observed.
He added that the Mayor and City Council was committed to ensuring that the city and its people were safe, especially now, more than ever, in the current health crisis.