Opposition Party calls for a month plus extension into mandatory vaccine policy


The Opposition Leader believes that that the government should extend the measures related to vaccination for some category of workers to no less than a month instead of two weeks.
Leader of the Opposition Joseph Harmon said in a statement last evening that it is sad that persons had to take to the street demanding for the government to “acknowledge their missteps in attempting to impose unreasonable measures on the people.”
“The APNU+AFC Coalition salutes these brave citizens who will not allow their rights and civil liberties to be trampled upon by an uncaring PPP regime,” the statement further read.

This statement came after Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony announced a two week grace period to comply with the new gazetted order for taking the vaccines. These include healthcare workers, public transport operators, and conductors who must now basically show a vaccination card or recent PCR test to carry out their work functions.

The Opposition Party believes, ”A compassionate government would have done the prudent and appropriate thing by suspending all the measures related to vaccination for at least one month to allow Guyanese to continue to be vaccinated and at the same time intensify public education on the issue.”

It must be noted that the APNU+AFC coalition encourages Guyanese to consider taking the WHO-approved vaccines which include AstraZeneca and Sinopharm, since it is an important step in fighting the adverse effects of COVID-19 and enabling us, as a nation, to emerge from the pandemic.


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