Government Warns Against Complacency

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 5, 2020 (ZIZ News): The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is cautioning citizens, residents and business establishments against becoming complacent and being non-compliant with the established COVID-19 protocols set out in the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations.

Currently, there is only one active case of COVID-19 in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. That individual is expected to make a full recovery.

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Attorney General the Honourable Vincent Byron Jr. says the Federation’s success in managing and containing the spread of the virus seems to have ultimately led to a false sense of security by many citizens and residents.

The honourable minister advised that even though persons may appear not to be infected, “asymptomatic individuals can spread the virus, and if there is any community spread in St. Kitts and Nevis it will be difficult for us to reel it in.”

Meanwhile, Chairman of the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC), Mr. Abdias Samuel, pointed out that businesses are also now becoming too relaxed in enforcing the necessary guidelines for patrons entering and moving about in their establishments.

The latest Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations came into effect from Saturday, August 01at 5:00am and will expire at 4:59am on Saturday, August 08, 2020.

The mandatory wearing of masks in public places, social distancing and physical distancing protocols remain in effect.

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