The half night curfew imposed on the Virgin Islands as part of COVID
-19 measures will remain in place until July 30, 2020, according to a new Curfew Order signed by Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr and gazetted today, July 16, 2020.
According to the new Imposition of Curfew Order, it “shall come into force on the 16th day of July, 2020.”
It said the purpose of the Order is for the controlling, suppressing or preventing the spread of COVID
-19 and “for the protection of all persons within the Territory, a curfew is hereby imposed from the date this Order comes into force until Thursday 30th July, 2020, between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 5:00a.m daily, subject to such conditions as stipulated in this Order.
The Order stated that no person shall be on the streets, and every person shall remain confined to their place of residence (inclusive of their yard space) between the hours specified in that subsection unless listed in a schedule of persons exempted from the Order.
The Virgin Islands remains COVID
-19 free; however, the Government has not rushed to release all restrictions, including at the border, and suffer a setback as some countries have experienced.