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Governor extends curfew for an additional 14 days

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:13 AM


GOVERNOR AUGUSTUS Jaspers has extended, by 14 days, the current 11-hour night-time curfew that was scheduled to end on Saturday.

Speaking with reporters on Thursday, the governor also said the Cabinet decided to increase the time allotted for persons to visit local beaches.

“Cabinet has been working diligently to plan and agree our ongoing approach, including the phased reopening of our borders to belongers, residents, and nationals from the 2nd of June,” he said.

“Our plan is to maintain the night-time curfew at 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., which will allow more elements of our economy to safely reopen, as well as we would add a few more hours to the time allowed on beaches.”

Concerning boat restrictions, he said these will be relaxed to begin the process of gradually reopening the maritime industry.

“We are also working on plans to allow boats to safely move within our waters. We are restricting the moving across our national boundary lines to prevent anybody from coming into the territory.

“We have restricted boat movements within the territory so that the police and Customs can be clear about who is coming into the territory, but we are looking at protocols to try and reopen the maritime industry internally to some extent,” the governor further said.

While stating that more details would be forthcoming, the governor said Cabinet was also looking at opening other sectors within the economy shortly.