Amid rumors that “no movement days” were to be announced by Prime Minister Gaston Browne, the Cabinet said today that all measures announced last week have not changed.
All the measures put in place last Wednesday, August 25, 2021, for a period of two weeks, in order to reduce the further spread of Covid, remain in effect. Nothing changes. Curfew begins at 8:00 pm and ends at 5:00 am.
Bars and clubs remain closed; restaurants can only serve meals to go; churches may hold services but the limit of 25 is imposed; funerals and weddings are also reduced to 25 in the church, and to 10 persons at the cemetery and at the feast house.
-The evidence reaching the contact-tracing officials point to a disregard of quarantine conditions when men and women are assigned to homes; they unlawfully break the quarantine and go to the supermarket, to banks, and even to work, mixing with others.
The Public Health Act places the responsibility on employers to ensure that those who have been placed in quarantine do not enter into workplaces; specially designated police will be assigned to removing those persons from work spaces and to ensure that they are placed in better-confined places from which they cannot stray.
-As the Covid infects more people, more nurses and other trained medical professionals are required to staff the new centers that are opening to meet the needs of the sick.
The Cabinet agreed to employing more nurses, even temporarily, as the Covid-infected number rises; proper care requires additional personnel, the Acting CMO asserted.
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