Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 16, 2020 (SKNIS)
Beginning next week, there will be a gradual relaxation of restrictions, and the zoning plan will be discontinued, says Prime Minister Dr. the Honorable Timothy Harris during his address to the nation on April 15. He added that four days will be made available for shopping.
PM “Four days will be made available to you if you must leave your home, but the shelter in place regulations will still be in force,” he said. “This will allow you to better plan how to shop for food and other necessities. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be available for shopping and other essential elements to be taken care of with partial curfew in place. Wednesday will be a full 24-hour lock-down.”

It was recommended that there be a gradual relaxation of the limited or restricted curfews on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st and on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. There will be nightly curfews from 7 p.m. each evening to 6 a.m. the following morning. In the middle of the week, from Tuesday 7 p.m. to Thursday 6 a.m., there will be a further 24-hour lock- down, or total curfew.

Prime Minister Harris stated that the government recognizes the inconvenience of the people of the federation. However, the health and safety of the nation are paramount.

“We recognize that it may well have been frustrating for you when you had to spend a considerable amount of time at home or in lines to get the basic food necessities. Many of you would want to go to work to make a living to feed your families, but this has been absolutely necessary to protect you, your family and our country. Your health, and your safety have been our priority,”

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