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Prime Minister’s address April 8, 2021


Prime Minister’s address April 8, 2021
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. (GP)

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Key points from the April 8, 2021 address to the nation by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic.



Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic

  • 7 new cases – all females
  • Random testing programme in communities will continue
  • Positivity rate has been below 5 per cent
  • Last couple days trending at 2 per cent
  • Even below 2 per cent
  • We still have cases and we want the rate lower.
  • But we are going in the right direction
  • Please continue

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

  • We have been conscious have responded to the protocols and cooperative.
  • We have to continue to live.
  • The one thing we can’t do is to stay still.
  • It is critical to start to look to see how best Barbados can come back with a level of normalcy.
  • Gyms were kept close for some time – exercise was outdoors.
  • Health officials believe we can reopen gyms with strict protocols in place.
  • The new measures take effect from April 11 to April 26 with continued review.
  • Beaches and parks can open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. – no picnics or parties.
  • Still trying to avoid large gatherings and mixing.
  • Small pleasure crafts can operate at 50 per cent.
  • Water sports operates can now operate their trade.
  • Health officials believe we can reopen gyms with strict protocols in place
  • No curfew – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • 11 p.m . to 5 a.m. on Thursday to Sunday.
  • Bars can open up at 50 per cent capacity.
  • Cinemas and discos remain closed.
  • Fast food restaurants can have patrons in the restaurants with protocols in place.
  • No cap of 75 people for church services but still maintaining the six feet of distance – mask wearing continues.
  • Churches were doing an excellent job adhering to the protocols.
  • Dinners are permitted.
  • 100 max for wedding ceremonies – no partying.
  • 100 max can attend funeral services.
  • Cruise ships to assist with the evacuation process.