Bajan’s can breathe a sigh of relief as Beginning on March 1st, the Caribbean island of Barbados will conduct a phased reopening of its country which was announced by Prime Minister, Mia Mottley.
The announcement is timely as Bajan’s have endured almost a month-long lockdown of the country due to an increase in COVID-19 reported cases. However, even though there will be an ease of restrictions, the 7:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew will remain.
Businesses will be allowed to reopen on a systematic basis since the nation began its “national pause” on February 3rd– which limited many activities primarily to supermarkets, bakeries, gas stations.
The reopening plan outlines that construction, fisheries, auto repair, IT stores, plumbing, farming and manufacturing will make up the first batch of institutions to be reinstated.
Fast food restaurants will be allowed to open but only for drive-thru service, kerbside pickup and delivery. However, barbers, hairdressers, nail salons and massage parlours will remain closed.
Barbados has reported over 2,900 coronavirus cases with 32 deaths