Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced all food service outlets will be closed from midnight tonight ( Monday 3rd May) . The recent rise in long lines at street vendors have gained the Prime Minister’s attention.
In addition to the above decision, all non essential retail outlets will be discontinued. There will also be a reduction in the opening hours of these services, which will be 8AM to 6PM.
The Prime Minister hinted, the list will be similar to the list that was used last year, which will mean that clothing and apparel stores, furniture and appliance stores and electronic stores will remain closed.
This comes on the heels of the consistent high rate of new infections of Covid19. Dr Maryam Abdul-Richards explained the ‘hospital beds’ are getting fewer in numbers and the term ‘hospital bed’ also includes the health care workers who are attached to the beds.