Health Minister Carvin Malone has raised concerns that ‘many’ local businesses are opting to disregard the government’s health policies that help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19 in the BVI.
Malone gave that indication in a late-night address on Monday, August 17, moments after announcing two new COVID-19 cases in the territory.
“Fellow citizens, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls; my plea is simple. Please continue to do your part to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection by consistently complying with the physical distancing, personal hygiene, wearing of face masks and sanitisation guidelines that have been developed to help ensure our safety … Act responsible,” he said.
In the meantime, the Health Minister said the biking community also continues to be a sore point locally.
“Concerns are also expressed of the extreme loud noise and irresponsible usage of motor bikes throughout the territory,” he stated.
“This too must stop. License your bikes; wear your helmets; stop the loud noise, [and] observe traffic laws. Safe riding saves lives,” the minister added.
His statement comes roughly a month after government lifted the night-time ban on bikes in the territory.
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