16 AprBarbados Curfew Extended Until May 4th, 2020


Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s address to the nation – April 11, 2020. (PMO)

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley last night announced that the curfew, in place since April 3, will be extended until midnight May 3.

In an address to the nation, she disclosed that, while the 24-hour restrictions on movement were expected to end next Tuesday, the public health advice given to her was that Barbados was not yet at a stage in its COVID-19 response where the country could resume normal hours and normal activity.

She stated that the decision to extend the curfew had been taken by Cabinet, after consulting “broadly and widely”.

She noted that from day one she had sought to have an inclusive approach that brought together the entire nation … “from private sector to public sector, from labour movement to political entities and church, non-governmental organizations, all levels of society, all categories of persons because that is the only way we are going to get through this, both in terms of securing life and livelihood”.

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