PriceSmart is the latest victim of government’s public health regulations, as they have now been removed from the list of essential services.
In a Legal Notice published overnight, the Public Health Ordinance was updated, with the amendment coming into effect today – Friday.
These new regulations includes membership discount stores in the prohibited retail establishments.
Among the businesses to be affected is PriceSmart which has seen long lines of shoppers in recent days.
It will remain in effect until May 23rd.
This is government’s latest attempt at slowing the movement of people in an effort to slow the worrying spread of the Covid-19 virus.
This news comes during what would have been a very busy period for PriceSmart and other retail stores, with Mother’s Day shopping high on the agenda.