In an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, the government of St Kitts and Nevis has announced further restrictions for at least two weeks.
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said the decision to implement the partial lockdown was a difficult but necessary decision.
“Our number one priority in this fight against COVID-19 is, and has always been, to keep our people safe and we will do whatever it takes to protect our people,” he said.
“After a thorough evaluation of the situation on the ground, the Cabinet has agreed that we needed to restrict the movement of people to contain the movement of the virus. We will therefore place the country under lockdown as of Saturday, 12 June from 6 p.m. for 14 days to Saturday 26 June in the first instance.
“Under this lockdown, the Cabinet has determined that people should stay at home over the next two weeks. There shall be a curfew daily from 6:00 pm to 5:00 am,” the Prime Minister added.