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JM | Oct 29, 2020

Islandwide COVID-19 curfew extended until mid-Nov

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness: “After the spike in August and September, our growth in new cases has been slowing down and our recoveries increasing… .” (Photo: JIS)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday evening announced that the nightly islandwide curfew, implemented by the Government as one of the measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, has been extended until mid-November.

The curfew hours will remain from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily until November 16.

Holness was addressing a digital press conference where he said the curfew would continue despite a slowdown in new COVID-19 infections.

“After the spike in August and September, our growth in new cases has been slowing down and our recoveries increasing, which has resulted in the number of active cases showing moderate and modest decline,” the prime minister said.

He also said measures for operators of motor cars with public passenger vehicle (PPV) licences to carry one less passenger than stipulated by their licence will remain in place until November 16.

In addition, public transportation operators will, as is now the case, be allowed one hour before and one hour after the curfew to get to and from base or home.

The operators should not have passengers during these time periods before and after curfew.

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