Effective 6:01 am on Thursday, April 2, the British Virgin Islands will be placed under a new curfew that will last another 14 days.
Making the announcement during a live pubic broadcast on Tuesday evening, March 31, Governor Augustus Jaspert said there will be changes to this new, extended curfew that was implemented to manage the spread of the coronavirus locally.
Under this new curfew regime, the governor said there will be an “absolute curfew” from 6 pm to 6 am (overnight) daily, then a “limited and managed” curfew from 6 am to 6 pm (daytime) daily.
Governor Jaspert said this new curfew regime will facilitate residents to access limited and basic services at the pharmacies, supermarkets, banks, gas stations, and private medical facilities.
The full plan for the upcoming curfew will be rolled out on Wednesday, he said.
In the meantime, Governor Jaspert said the approved list of businesses and services that would be allowed to operate will also be mandated to follow rules to maintain social distancing and implement sanitization measures.
“They will be encouraged to offer online shopping, curbside and home deliveries,” he said.
Essential workers are still exempted from the curfew when they are on duty or coming off duty.
Updates to follow.