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7:00pm to 5:00 am curfew to continue in VI– Hon Malone

- Members of the public encouraged to work remotely @ home & avoid loitering during non-curfew hours
July 19th, 2021 | Tags: curfew extension Carvin Malone COVID-19 Cabinet
The 7:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew currently in place in the Virgin Islands will continue for 14 more days July 23, 2021. Photo: VINO/File
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said Cabinet decided that members of the public should stay at home and work remotely where possible, and persons should avoid loitering at all costs during non-curfew hours. Photo: GIS/File.
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said Cabinet decided that members of the public should stay at home and work remotely where possible, and persons should avoid loitering at all costs during non-curfew hours. Photo: GIS/File.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) has said the 7:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew currently in place in the Virgin Islands will continue for 14 more days.

His announcement comes as the VI is witnessing a rising number of deaths and cases. To date, there are 14 deaths linked to COVID-19 and active positive cases that are at 1,596.

“As we continue to navigate what we call the unchartered waters, Cabinet, following a report from the HEOC unified command team, decided to renew the curfew order for a further 14 days from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am effective July 23, 2021, meaning that the current curfew will run up till July 23, 2021, and then be renewed for a further 14 days,” he said in an update on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Honourable Malone said to support the extended curfew, Cabinet decided that members of the public should stay at home and work remotely where possible, and persons should avoid loitering at all costs.

“It is expected that between the non-curfew hours of 5:01 am and 6:59 pm, members of the public should stay at home unless for purposes of work or conducting business, obtaining services or supplies including for the purpose of the COVID-19 testing or vaccination, or any approved outdoor exercise.”

The in-person visits restrictions at Her Majesty’s Prison will also last for the duration of the curfew order, he said.

Hotels, resorts can have in-house dining

“In my last report, I would have informed of the decision to close restaurants and food establishments for in-house sitting and dining settings. We recognise that several hotels and resorts would have been affected by this decision, further impacting our guests experience even during this COVID-19 period,” Hon Malone remarked.

He said it was on this premise that Cabinet decided for meals to be served in hotels and resort dining areas to overnight guests and visitors only, provided that all prescribed public health measures are to be strictly observed.

The restrictions for all other restaurants for take-outs will remain.

11 Responses to “7:00pm to 5:00 am curfew to continue in VI– Hon Malone”

  • WOW (19/07/2021, 13:18) Like (21) Dislike (31) Reply
    Y'all shutting down people businesses without giving them a dime, and walking around like everything safe. Only in Tola mehbwoy.
    • SMH (19/07/2021, 16:59) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      @wow you’re the type who save your own people and trying to spend other people’s money. When we got a bit freed up instead of saving your money you probably was out limin every weekend and now crap hit the fan and caught you off guard. Whatever you go through you deserve it. Stop spending for social media attention and take are of yourself
  • why curfew (19/07/2021, 13:26) Like (35) Dislike (41) Reply
    covid is here already, get vaccinated and stop placing curfews, incompetent government!
    • @why curfew (19/07/2021, 14:35) Like (26) Dislike (13) Reply
      Why don’t you encourage your friends and family to get vaccinated so that the government would not have to implement curfews?
  • rattie (19/07/2021, 14:26) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    No to a full lock down
  • vip (19/07/2021, 14:39) Like (28) Dislike (11) Reply
    Most of them who crying the lock down cry live with their parents and dont have mortgages, car loans , light Bill's and their parents still feeding them and giving them a 20 dollar top up and last but not least they are not vaccinated . Go get vaccinated sk we can get back our lives
  • jesus (19/07/2021, 15:53) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
    The almighty vaccine will save us !!
  • Really Minister?! (20/07/2021, 00:36) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Our ppl r dying and u hear repeating the same ole same ole… about curfew. Here are some goals u should have worked on over a 1yr ago instead of in the middle of an outbreak. vaccine options , stockpiled hospital with monoclonal treatments, and a increase in medical personnel and PPE equipment…. #smh you only here smoothing down your damn tie and sounding like a broken record!!! #WENEEDHELPDOSOMETHING!!
  • Ungrateful.. (20/07/2021, 10:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Reading these comments y'all so ungrateful when we on lockdown is a problem .. when we on curfew is a problem. Yuhh can't please people mehson . The curfew is place to keep everyone safe. Yuhh not gonna dead. Its also in place cause knowing some of you ...y'all will be on the streets 24/7 loitering around and can spread the virus. Jus continue to practice social distance, mask up, sanitize or wash your hands and we will be fine.
  • Struppzzz (20/07/2021, 11:09) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y'all complaining bout curfew at least you can come out your house and go down the road for some fresh air and buy yuh lil groceries etc. Y'all does complain fuhh every little thing. Smh. If we had to lockdown now it woulda be drama and y'all would say government is retarded. Be grateful


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