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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Gov’t extends curfew for 7 more days!

Gov’t extends curfew for 7 more days!

Government has extended the current ‘8 pm to 5 am’ curfew for another seven days. According to a September 30 publication in government’s official newsletter, the Gazette, the curfew will run from Thursday, October 1, to Thursday, October 8.

Under this latest curfew order, most businesses including spas, salons, hairdressers, and barbershops are permitted to operate between 5 am and 8 pm provided that they have been inspected and approved by the Social Distancing Monitoring Task Force and certified by the Environmental Health Division.

These businesses are also required to comply with all COVID-19 health protocols.

Businesses prohibited from operating

However, the following businesses and establishments are still NOT permitted to operate: cinemas, public pools; bars, nightclubs, and other entertainment services.

As for vessel operators, persons are prohibited from operating vessels in BVI waters between 6 pm and 5 am daily; except for ferry operators who may travel between 5 am and 8 pm.

The curfew order further said persons are prohibited from operating a vessel within the territory’s maritime exclusion zones, except where authorised by the Joint Task Force.

It added: “A person operating a domestic air travel service may be permitted to operate such service, provided that such service is operated in accordance with existing social distancing protocols.”

“A person operating a freight courier or a charter travelling traveling between the territory and the US Virgin Islands may be permitted to operate such couriers or companies subject to strict adherence to the requirements … and fortnightly testing,” the order further read.

COVID-19 Stats

Confirmed cases – 71

Active cases – 3

Recoveries – 67

Deaths – 1

Number of Persons Tested – Over 4,800


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