Curfews Now in Place in Puerto Rico and Jamaica

Caribbean News…
04 September 2021 7:15pm

Two Caribbean island nations have introduced curfews and rules to stall the spread of Covid-19.

In Puerto Rico, new guidelines to existing health and safety measures are in effect through Sept. 23. All businesses must close between midnight and 5 a.m. seven days a week except for emergency services such as pharmacies, hospitals and gas stations. Restaurants will offer delivery service only; hotel restaurants remain open but only for hotel guests.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces as well as outdoor places with more than 50 people, regardless of vaccination status.

In Jamaica, meanwhile, prime minister Andrew Holness announced that thee three-day No Movement Days measure launched last month to stall the spread of Covid-19 will be held again in September.

From Saturday Sept. 11 through Tuesday Sept. 14, an island-wide curfew will be in effect in the evenings: Saturday from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Sunday and Monday  from 7 pm. to 5 a.m. Only essential businesses will remain open, and only essential workers will be allowed to be out in public. Hotel and resort guests must remain on property during the curfew hours.

Source: Travel Weekly

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