Government is seeking to redouble efforts to address the issue of source reduction of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
These measures will include the enforcement of revised legislation and the imposition of higher penalties under the Yellow Fever Regulations of the Public Health Ordinance, Chapter 12 No. 4 Section 105 which was increased from $500 to $3500 in May 2016.
This follows a visit to Maraval last week by Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh and Ministry officials to conduct a mosquito eradication exercise.
The Ministry says it will continue to do its part and we urge the population to join with the relevant Government agencies to eradicate breeding sites from your homes, yards, businesses and communities.
Only the combined efforts of the Government and Public will allow us to properly combat the mosquito menace responsible for these diseases.