Commencing Sunday, May 10, the British Virgin Islands will be under a new curfew order that will see an extension of the outdoor time by six more hours.
Premier Andrew Fahie said the new curfew will run during nighttime hours from 7 pm to 6 am for 14 days.
“Just to reassure the public of how serious we are about the reopening, of course, being mindful of the health pandemic that we are fighting; Cabinet on May 4, in order to restore more confidence in our economy while the reopening and the rebooting is taking place, has made a decision that the next phase of the internal reopening for our economy will start on Sunday, May 10,” the leader of government business said during a contract signing ceremony Tuesday morning, May 5.
With this upcoming change, construction companies and all other Cabinet-approved businesses will be able to work during the entire daylight hours.
“Our decision as Cabinet ministers and the government is hinged on the aggressive contact-tracing [by] public health officials, identifying and address every possible risk because remember, we are not out of the woods,” he stated.
The territory is currently under a partial curfew that runs from 1 pm to 6 am daily.
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