The British Virgin Islands is under a new curfew which will run from 8 pm to 5 am daily, starting today, Thursday, September 24.
In a late-night media release around minutes before 11 pm on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health said this latest curfew will run for seven days — the final day being October 1.
Under this new curfew order, persons are prohibited from operating vessels in BVI waters between 6 pm and 5 am, except for ferry operators who may travel between 5 am and 8 pm, the ministry said.
It further said persons are prohibited from operating a vessel within the maritime exclusion zones except where authorised by the Joint Task Force.
“Moreover, a person will be prohibited from operating a vessel across the Territorial borders except where authorised by the Governor in consultation with the Minister for Health,” the media release stated.
As of September 23, there are eight active cases of the coronavirus in the territory.
Confirmed cases – 71
Active cases – 8
Recoveries – 62
Deaths – 1
Number of Persons Tested – Over 4,400
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