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Long lines as curfew draws near

KENDY GRAHAM, [email protected]

Long lines as curfew draws near

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Long lines wrapped around supermarket outlets and financial institutions today and people also complained of being stuck in traffic.

Despite repeated warnings from Government and health officials to restrict movement in an effort to fight transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Barbadians were out in their numbers.

Even as acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw was announcing the number of COVID-19 cases had increased to 46 and even tougher curfew measures were in the works, Nation News teams observed the long lines at businesses in and out of The City.

Last night, Bradshaw announced even more restrictive measures and that seemed to propel people to rush to secure what they could. 

By this afternoon, there was more traffic and increased activity when the acting prime minster said effective April 3 at 5 p.m., Barbados would be under a 24-hour curfew.

Under the curfew, people will now only be allowed on the street for legitimate business, inclusive of the purchase of food from village shops, or medication from pharmacies, Bradshaw said.

Only people employed in essential services will be allowed out. (KG)




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