Demonstrators gathered in Cayenne on Tuesday, July 21, to demand additional resources for the territory's strained public health services amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Protesters set fire to pallets and tires in front of the prefecture, causing some localized disruption, but no arrests were reported.
Further demonstrations over public health services are possible in French Guiana as COVID-19 persists.
As of Wednesday, July 22, authorities have confirmed 6851 cases of COVID-19 in French Guyana, and 39 associated fatalities.
Those in Cayenne are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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