By: Chaïra Flanders
Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 18 2020 (ZIZ News): Persons who refuse to comply with to the COVID-19 Emergency Powers regulations that mandate the wearing of masks in a public place may soon be ticketed by police.
This was revealed by Chairman of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Abdias Samuel who was at the time delivering remarks at Friday’s NEOC briefing in the NEMA Conference room. He said that the Task Force has considered making the refusal to wear one’s mask a ticketable offence following several complaints made about the noncompliance of persons in the public.
Mr. Samuel noted that this was one of two recommendations made during meeting with members of the Task Force.
He also explained that ticket costs were also discussed.
The National COVID-19 Task Force Chair said that these considerations are necessary to help persons become more compliant with the regulations in order to protect the nation from the deadly effects of the Novel coronavirus.