The St Kitts-Nevis government has announced a series of measures, including a curfew, in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 after the twin island Federation recorded a recent cluster of cases of the virus.
Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris in a public broadcast said that “We should avoid naming persons, circulating photos and or disseminating any information on the affected individuals. Ultimately we will have to live with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future and the most effective way of doing this will be to get yourself and your loved ones vaccinated”.
A curfew will be imposed with immediate effect from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am (local time) daily starting for the next 14 days in the first instance to decrease the possibility of the continued spread of the virus.
Schools will remain closed for two weeks in the first instance to facilitate contact tracing, testing and other necessary precautions consistent with the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Act.
There will be no mass events allowed and funerals must adhere to COVID-19 protocols.