Monday, October 26, 2020

Lock-down to Continue for Another Eight Days as Passed in the HOA and Senate

Government hints at the possibility of another extension after April 8th

The resolution to extend the Prime Minister’s Emergency Order to April 8th has passed in the House of Assembly and Senate today.

As medical experts in the country expect a surge in the next 20 days, the 24 hour national shutdown continues.

As stipulated in the order, ports remain closed, essential travel is imposed for grocery shopping and visits to the doctor, exercise is restricted to immediate yards and neighbourhood, and social distancing of three to six feet is enforced.

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis on Sunday at a press conference has even suggested that people 75 years and older remain at home, individuals between sixty-five and seventy-four years work from home, and each household appoint a designated shopper.

Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly Renward Wells hinted today that another extension is inevitable.

The government has stated that it will be guided by medical expert opinions.

Dr. Minnis has said that these measures, though rigid, is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The initial order imposed a 14-day curfew which ends March 31st.

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