The St. Kitts and Nevis government has lifted a curfew and shelter-in-place orders that had been put in place as part of the measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A government statement said that as of last Saturday, new Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 14) Regulations, 2020 come into operation and will expire at midnight on Saturday, September 26.
“Both Curfew Schedule and Shelter in place therefore no longer appear as Regulations -and the terms of a curfew schedule are therefore no longer set out in Schedule I,” the statement said.
The latest five curfew, which had been reduced by two hours, had been put in place on August 8 and the statement noted “now with the removal of the curfew, residents of St. Kitts and Nevis can move freely at any time of the day.
“Social distancing and physical distancing protocols still apply, and establishments are expected to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate them,” the statement said, noting also that all public educational places of instruction may reopen as long as they comply with the minimum standards set out in the Schedule.
“All religious places of instruction or worship may reopen “in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations and any other conditions or directives given by the National COVID-19 Taskforce,” the statement said, quoting the necessary regulations informing persons that they “should be encouraged to connect to virtual church services from home or may attend a separate early morning service designated for that purpose”.
St. Kitts-Nevis has recorded 17 positive cases and no deaths from the coronavirus.