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[Guyana, CJIA, Ogle] CJIA to be closed until May 1st

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[Guyana] CJIA to be closed until May 1st
March 31, 2020

This story is developing and will be updated.

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri this evening said that it will be closed until May 1st as part of measures against the coronavirus.

The announcement was made on its Facebook page.

It had already been shut for two weeks as of tomorrow along with Ogle Airport.

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CJIA to remain closed for until May 1
Apr 01, 2020

As Guyana continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) will remain closed until May 1.

The CJIA, the country’s main airport will remain closed until May 1, stakeholders were told yesterday.

Chief Executive Officer, Ramesh Ghir made this disclosure to stakeholders at the Timehri airport yesterday.

CJIA and the Ogle airport were closed mid-March to commercial flights, with only domestic and cargo flights allowed.

Even from the hinterlands, only locals are allowed to fly.

The restrictions were necessary after it became clear that an elderly woman from New York was the first imported case into Guyana.

As of yesterday, the number of infected, according to the Ministry of Public Health was 12, with two deaths.

There are more than 787,000 novel coronavirus cases around the world, according to official figures last seen at around 18.00 hrs.

The US has the most confirmed cases globally at more than 160,700. More than 3,000 people have died in the US.

There are several Guyanese living in New York affected with at least four dead.

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CJIA to remain closed until May 1
March 31, 2020

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) will remain closed until May 1, 2020, as Guyana moves to stop the transmission of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This has been confirmed by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MoPI).

The ministry apologises for any inconvenience this extension may cause.

All airports were initially closed on March 18 for a period of two weeks to all international flights, except for outgoing flights, cargo flights, medivac flights and technical stops.

In a missive, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) wrote the MoPI Minister, David Patterson, sometime today, informing him of the extension.
In the communique published on the MoTP’s Facebook page, the Minister is informed by the GCCA, that the implementation of the programme with its few aforementioned exceptions, was very effective and assisted tremendously with slowing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting international contacts.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that all passengers arriving from a known coronavirus destination must be subjected to mandatory fourteen (14) day quarantine.

“With our initial fourteen days about to expire and with the lessons learnt together with the prevailing regional and global situation, I hereby propose that the Directive be extended for thirty (30) days after it expiration, until May 1st 2020,” a GCAA official informed the minister.

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[Guyana] CJIA, Ogle Airport shutdown extended to May 1
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4/1/2020

As the fight against the novel coronavirus continues, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the ministerial task force have announced that both the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Eugene F Correia International Airport will remain closed for another month.

This was confirmed by caretaker Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson late on Tuesday evening.

“It is closed until May 1, 2020. The original order was up to March 31, but due to the circumstances not only in Guyana but internationally, the GCCA had recommended that it remains closed.”

Guyana has recorded four new cases of coronavirus infection in two days, bringing to 12 the total number of persons infected. Already, two of those persons have died.

Patterson has posited that another reason for the decision to keep the airports closed is because other countries are closing their airspace.

“They said that all the major hubs to Guyana have closed their airspace already; so Panama has closed their airspace; Trinidad has closed their airspace; (from) New York, no flights are coming in to Guyana; and they also advised that it is the most prudent thing to do; so it remains closed,” he explained.

Further, priority will be given to outgoing flights, cargo flights, medevac flights, or technical stops of aircraft that require fuel, and specially authorised flights.

Guyana joins Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, and many other countries in closing its airports to international flights. Domestic flights will continue as per normal. These will be examined by GCAA inspectors.

Last week, American Airlines announced that from March 16, 2020, it would be suspending its flights to several locations across the world, including to Guyana, in a bid to slow down the rapid spread of the virus.

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Guyana’s two airports to remain closed until May 1
Denis Chabrol
April 1, 2020

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and the Eugene Correia International Airport (ECIA) will remain closed to international flights until May 1, 2020, in order to continue mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“The closure of the airspace will greatly assist in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting international contacts,” the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said.

The regulatory agency said the closure of the airspace would not affect domestic flights and international overflights.

The GCAA added that the airports would continue to operate only for cargo flights, medevac flights, technical stops for fuel only and special authorized flights.

In a letter to Aviation Minister David Patterson, the aviation regulatory body stated that the original two-week period (March 19- April 1 2020) was “very effective and assisted tremendously with slowing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting international contacts.”

GCAA noted that the number of COVID-cases both globally and regionally has risen particularly in countries that have ports of origin for passengers to Guyana.

“With our initial fourteen days about to expire and with the lessons learnt together with the prevailing regional and global situation, I hereby propose that the directive be extended for thirty (30) days after its expiration, until May 1st 2020,” the letter stated.

The GCAA noted that there has been a tremendous increase in COVID-19 cases globally, particularly in states which are traditionally the ports of origin for passengers to Guyana such as USA, Canada, Trinidad, Panama, Suriname and Barbados, as well as the continent of Europe.

On March 19, the airports were officially closed to international flights while domestic flights have proceeded.

The Government approved humanitarian flights to allow citizens desirous of returning to Guyana as well as facilitated the exit of nationals of countries such as Cuba and the United States.

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