The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has further extended the ban of scheduled international flights until June 3. This is the second extension since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the aviation regulator to take this action on March 17 for an initial period of 14 days.
Flights not affected by the suspension include cargo flight, medical evacuations, flights making technical stops and special authorized flights.
Several charter flight have since been used to repatriate foreign citizens including a British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Tuesday.
Guyana has reported 82 confirmed cases of the coronavirus including 9 deaths. Worldwide, the dreaded disease has sickened over 2.27 million people, and killed more than 234,000 people since December 2019.
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