While the British Virgin Islands has backslidden with a few active COVID-19 cases, government is continuing with a short and partial daily curfew in the territory.
According to the latest curfew order published in government’s official newsletter — the Gazette — on February 10, the curfew will continue to run from 2:01 am to 4:59 am daily.
This means public movement will only be limited for three hours each day.
“No person shall be on the streets, and every person shall remain confined to their place of residence (inclusive of their yard space), from the date this order comes into force — [February 11] — to Thursday, 25th February, 2021,” the Curfew Order says.
Businesses are therefore disallowed from operating beyond 2 o’clock in the morning.
As for maritime vessels, the order says: “A person who operates a vessel is permitted to operate the vessel within the territorial waters between the hours of 5:01 am to 6 pm daily, and within the navigational limits ‘East of 64.38300’W on the south side of Tortola and an area East of the dividing line between the Western most tip of Jost Van Dyke and Western most tip of Tortola’ (This area will be further confined by navigational limits to the North, East and South).”
“A person operating a vessel may be permitted to operate the vessel within the territorial waters up to 10 pm daily, for the purpose of transporting persons intra-island to be quarantined. A person approved to operate a vessel within the territorial waters for the purpose specified under subsection (2) shall notify the Joint Task Force of such movement within the territorial waters,” it further says.
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