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22 Jul 2020 | 03:17 PM UTC

French Guiana: Protesters in Cayenne call for improved healthcare resources July 21

French Guiana News Alert

Demonstration staged in Cayenne on July 21 to protest state of healthcare amid COVID-19; avoid all gatherings as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/24/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Cayenne). COUNTRY/REGION Cayenne

Event

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.

Context

As of Wednesday, July 22, authorities have confirmed 6851 cases of COVID-19 in French Guyana, and 39 associated fatalities.

Advice

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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