Guyana: the epidemic in the heart of the Amazon rainforest

Guyana: the epidemic in the heart of the Amazon rainforest


The Covid epidemic continues to progress also in Guyana with more than 4000 cases recorded and the peak of the epidemic team is coming predict the experts. Report in a focus of the epidemic: Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock.

Guyana: the epidemic in the heart of the Amazon rainforest

Almost 200 km south of Cayenne, a good half-hour by helicopter above the Amazon rainforest, is the area from which the epidemic which worries so much today in Guyana. On the Brazilian border, the town of Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock has been confined since March 17.

An outbreak was detected at the end of April, so the 4,000 residents listed continue to go out only when necessary. ”It is very difficult for us, According to this resident, it is very difficult for us this situation that we suffered because of the Covid-19.” Never the one everyone calls Madame Modestine had seen her restaurant closed for so long in 50 years: “It worries me because there the employees are unemployed.“ Nearly 300 positive cases have been detected and 7% of the population is affected in Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock.


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