Potarinau toshao says multiple COVID-19 cases linked to one person
Despite various authorities claiming that the majority of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the South Central Rupununi are imported, the Toshao of Potarinau, Carl Albert says that this is not so and disclosed that the cases in the community and in one of its satellite villages are the result of one individual who crossed the Guyana/Brazil border.
To date, according to the toshao, Potarinau has recorded 16 cases of the coronavirus while its satellite villages, Katuur and Baitoon have both recorded two cases.
Potarinau, which has a population of at least 613 persons, is considered one of the new COVID-19 hotspots in the country and has the highest number of known coronavirus cases within the Upper Takutu, Upper Essequibo Region (Region Nine). Other communities that have recorded cases in Region Nine are Shulinab, Sand Creek, and Quiko, from the South Central Rupununi along with Annai, Aranaputa, and Wowetta, from the North Rupununi.