A number of vagrants are requesting additional assistance from the government now that they also have to contend with the new coronavirus.
One vagrant mentioned that since the coronavirus pandemic he noticed that assistance has become scarce.
”Since the corona business nuh body nuh pay we nuh mind “, he said.
He is calling on the government to extend the provisions of the soup kitchen which currently provides food in the day time for the homeless.
”Can they bring us some food for we eat a night time, cause we vagrants “, he implored.
Another vagrant also mentioned that because of the curfew regulations, it has become more difficult to solicit assistance from passersby as there are less people on the road.
Meanwhile, Minister for Social Transformation, Hon. Samantha Marshall says discussions will be held to see to whether additional assistance could be provided.
She says the discussions will now be held in light of cabinet’s decision yesterday to further ease curfew restrictions.
She says any such help would be channeled through the Soup Kitchen initiative under her Ministry.
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