Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, will deliver a national address Monday night, in which he is expected to announce the imposition of a curfew, the Island’s Government Information Service (GIS) says.
According to the GIS, the curfew is intended to go into effect at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020.
It has become necessary as part of intensified efforts to contain the recently detected cluster of COVID-19 cases, which experienced a further spike Sunday with the confirmation of additional positive cases, it said.
The GIS said the full scope of Government’s heightened measures to safeguard the population would be discussed at a Cabinet meeting that will precede the Prime Minister’s address.
Dr. Mitchell assured the nation, ahead of his address that a 24-hour lockdown will not be implemented at this time.
He said, “Daytime operation of businesses, including supermarkets, will continue as normal.
Therefore, there is no need for panic buying and creating unnecessarily large gatherings which in turn create the environment for potential exposure to the deadly virus.
Business owners and managers, I call on you to firmly implement the required protocols and ensure that customers are wearing their masks appropriately, sanitising upon entry and remaining socially distanced.”