Despite a significant improvement in COVID-19 numbers, the Government of Barbados has announced five “partial lockdown” days to keep the cases on the decline in lieu of Easter celebration.
Under the new emergency management directive announced on Saturday, Attorney General Dale Marshall stated that from today, Sunday, March 28 to April 11 the curfew will run from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, instead of ending at 6:00 am.
Marshall stated that today, Sunday, March 28; Friday, April 2; Sunday, April 4; Monday, April 5, and Sunday, April 11, would be the days of a partial shutdown, and only specified businesses would be allowed to open on those days.
Bakeries would be open for the baking of bread only, but bread vans and depots must pause operations.
“Now, we have tremendous concerns about the upcoming Easter weekend and I understand that this will be an important bank holiday, but we still feel that we need to keep the brakes on for a while longer.”
Other businesses permitted to operate include farms, cleaning companies servicing essential services, fuel manufacturers, gas stations and hotels.