COVID-19: Guyana Teachers Protest Vaccine, Testing Requirements

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Stabroek News:– The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) yesterday began a series of planned protests against the government’s directive that they get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing for the virus at their own expense.

“Respect our choice,” “My body my choice,” “Everything has increased except teachers wages and salaries,” and “Provide free PCR tests for those who say no to vaccine,” were among the messages written on placards held by some 50 teachers who were gathered outside the Ministry of Education’s offices along Brickdam, Georgetown, yesterday when they joined the GTU protest.

With the reopening of schools for face-to-face learning, the government has required that teachers must either be vaccinated or provide a negative PCR test result every week in order to access school compounds. Some teachers have been locked out of schools as a result of the enforcement of the measure in some parts of the country.

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