Pre­si­dent and San­tok­hi in qua­ran­ti­ne

Times of Suriname - - IMOBIEL -

“Pre­si­dent De­si Bou­ter­se was put in qua­ran­ti­ne af­ter he tested ne­ga­ti­ve for COVID­19. The chair­man of the Pro­gres­si­ve Re­form Par­ty (VHP), Chan­dri­ka­persad San­tok­hi, was al­so put in qua­ran­ti­ne af­ter tes­ting ne­ga­ti­ve for the vi­rus,” said Da­niel­la Vei­ra, mem­ber of the Na­ti­o­nal COVID­19 Ma­na­ge­ment Team. “The­se are the lea­ders of the coun­try and the­se pe­o­p­le ca­me in­to con­tact with other po­li­ti­cal lea­ders who ha­ve tested po­si­ti­ve. For se­ve­r­al days the­re we­re talks about the tran­si­ti­on of po­wer and the for­ma­ti­on of a new govern­ment and pri­or to the first par­li­a­men­ta­ry ses­si­on the pe­o­p­le we­re of­ten in the pre­sen­ce of va­rious groups of pe­o­p­le. That is why it was dee­med ne­ces­sa­ry to put them in qua­ran­ti­ne des­pi­te the fact that they tested ne­ga­ti­ve,” said Vei­ra.

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au­tho­ri­ties are ur­ging pe­o­p­le who af­ter Ju­ne 20 ca­me in con­tact with one of the po­li­ti­cal lea­ders who ha­ve tested po­si­ti­ve for COVID­19 to send a text mes­sa­ge or What­sapp mes­sa­ge to 8133270 or 7238840. They can al­so dial 178 or 144.

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