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Wait expected, shoppers say


Wait expected, shoppers say
People waiting outside Crumbz Bakery, Collymore Rock, St Michael, February 19, 2021. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)

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People queued outside supermarkets earlier today ahead of the weekend lockdown.

However, some of the shoppers in Bridgetown, Collymore Rock and Wildey, St Michael and some in St James who spoke to Nation News said they had anticipated the lines. Although there were long lines, most people followed social distancing protocols.

Government had implemented an initial National Pause from February 3 to 17 to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). During the pause supermarkets closed at 4 p.m.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced on Monday that the National Pause would be extended to February. She called on Barbadians to reflect on their behaviour and warned the directive would be enforced.

Included in the new directive is a curfew from Friday at 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday. During this time all supermarkets, gas stations and bread shops will be closed. (TG)


Wait expected, shoppers say
The scene outside Chanel, Collymore Rock, St Michael, February 19, 2021. (Picture by Jameel Springer)