by Linda Straker
- 10,084 people have received first dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
- Grenada is currently under a State of Emergency
- Restriction of movement from midnight to 4 am
As of Tuesday, 30 March 2021, a key figure in the Ministry of National Security was unaware if there will be an amendment to the nightly curfew hours currently enforced from midnight to 4 am.
“There is no information to anyone about any issue of changing curfew hours,” Edvin Martin, Commissioner of Police told journalists during the weekly Tuesday post-cabinet briefing. He used the opportunity to denounce persons who in recent days have been using social media platform to send misleading information which claims that the island will be going into an amended curfew for the upcoming Easter weekend.
“A lot of creativity was put into those and it certainly works against us. It is not a good trend; some people take that seriously and it instills some measure of fear and apprehension in members of the public,” he said. “I want to call on us to please be more considerate in our actions and use our talent to be more positive and progressive in the things we do.”
As part of its measures aimed at controlling and containing the spread of Covid-19, Grenada is currently under a State of Emergency. Under the Emergency Powers Regulations, there is the restriction of citizens nightly from midnight to 4 am.
This curfew began on 17 February 2021 and is scheduled to stay enforced unless revoked or there is an amendment to the regulations. There is presently one Covid-19 case in isolation, 385 in quarantine facilities with 155 positive cases since the first person was diagnosed in March 2020.
Like other nations around the world, Grenada has rolled out its vaccination programme and, as of 29 March, 10,084 people have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
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