One bandit was on Friday shot dead while another was injured after they attempted to rob the Zhon Chang Chinese Restaurant at Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The identities of the two bandits were not immediately available but Guyana Times understands that after being shot, they were taken to the Leonora Hospital where one of them was pronounced dead on arrival.Based on information received, the two bandits, who were armed with handguns, stormed the Chinese restaurant but the owner of the building, who resides in the upper flat, realised what was happening and opened fire on the two masked gunmen.Guyana Times understands that the Chinese nationals have been renting the lower flat of the building for quite some time. When contacted, Divisional Commander Simon Mc Bean confirmed that two men were shot during the commissioning of a robbery and were taken to the hospital and could not provide further information at the time.Investigations are ongoing.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is reporting ten cases of measles as of Wednesday, surpassing the total number in all of 2018 when the state registered nine cases. In 2017, Texas only had one case of measles.The 10th case is an adult traveler visiting Guadalupe County from the Philippines, where there is an ongoing measles outbreak. Harris County has the most cases in the state, with four reported by health officials. The other counties with confirmed cases are: Bell, Denton, Galveston, Guadalupe, Jefferson and Montgomery.Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)DSHS has issued a health alert reminding health care providers to consider measles in diagnoses and immediately report suspected cases to public health authorities.The alert also provides advice to medical providers about limiting the spread of measles in a health care setting and options for preventing illness for susceptible people who have been exposed.Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes virus particles into the air.The best way to prevent getting sick is to be immunized with two doses of the measles vaccine. DSHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children receive one dose at 12 to 15 months of age and another at 4 to 6 years.A large study by the Annals of Internal Medicine released on Monday provided strong new evidence that the childhood vaccine for measles is safe, and does not increase the risk for autism in children. Share