Curfew Hours Revised
HURST REPORTS ON CABINET OF Monday February 15 2021
The Cabinet held an emergency meeting today in order to address the rising number of infections that now stress our healthcare systems, and does not appear to be abating. Seven members were present face-to-face, six were on-line and virtual.
1. The Cabinet invited the Director of the Mount St. John Medical Center, the Chief Medical Officer, the Doctor with administrative responsibility for the MSJMC, the Commissioner of Police. Following very vigorous discussions, the Cabinet decided to alter the Regulations governing the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic:
i. Curfew Hours are now increased, compelling all, except essential workers, to be off the streets between 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 am beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2021, until March 15, 2021.
ii. Social gatherings are now limited to 5 persons. Exceptions apply to Churches and remain at 25 persons; funerals are also limited to 25 persons.
iii. Home Quarantine and Home Isolation will no longer be allowed. Residents who test positive for Covid-19 will not be returned home but are to be sent to a wing of the quarantine hotel set aside for infected persons; persons in the household of the infected resident are to be tested and may be required to quarantine at a government facility, wearing a bracelet.
iv. Bracelets will be worn by infected persons and may be worn by other persons placed in isolation and/or quarantine in order to ensure that no infected person disobeys the confinement rules that apply.
An emergency Cabinet meeting was held on 15th February to address the rising number of COVID-19 infections.