In light of recent flooding in various parts of the country, hardware stores in specific areas have been given the green light to operate on a temporary basis.
The all clear for this temporary hardware reopening was given by Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, who acknowledged that there would have been consequent damage to property.
A release from the MOH said: Pursuant to Regulation 3(10)(a) of the Emergency Powers (No. 2) Regulations, 2021, the Health Minister has authorized hardware stores in the following municipalities ONLY to operate between 8am and 3pm on Monday June 7th and Tuesday June 8th, 2021:
Members of the public and hardware store operators are advised to comply strictly with the public health guidelines and other legal requirements in the regulations.
Shoppers are also asked to limit the time spent in these hardware stores by restricting their purchases to essential items that are required to repair damage due to flooding.