Spotlight on Grenada: Is the country’s curfew measures too stringent?

Spotlight on Grenada: Is the country’s curfew measures too stringent?

National Covid-19 Response Coordinator in Grenada, Dr George Mitchell, said on Friday 10 April that Grenada’s Covid-19 confirmed cases now stand at 13.

Two of the 47 pending results tested positive.

Dr. Mitchell said this brings Grenada’s overall testing total to 92 of which 14 have tested positive; however, only 13 cases on Island.

During a news conference on Thursday, Health Minister, Nickolas Steele, said that results were pending for 47 persons and that result would be disclosed on Friday.

The following are the current guidelines with which the Grenadian government put in place for the country’s weekend shopping day on Saturday, 11 and Sunday.

  • Persons should not leave their homes more than 1 hour before their shopping sequence starts.
  • Only 1 person per household is permitted to shop.
  • Persons must wear a mask or other suitable face covering over their mouths and noses.
  • The line for essential workers at major supermarkets will only serve persons in uniform and senior citizens 65 years and over.
  • Western Union will be open to the public on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 between 8 am and 1 pm.
  • Gas stations will be open on Saturday, 11 April 2020 between 8 am and noon for the sole purpose of serving essential workers.

Several citizens in Grenada are furious with the current regulations implemented by the government; saying the curfew is putting individuals more are risk for contracting COVID-19.

 

 

Meanwhile some citizens are pleased with the measures done by the Government saying it will help decrease the number of COVID-19 cases.

Click the link to see what some parts of Grenada looks like – video submitted by a citizen to IzzSo Media.

 

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IzzSo Media spoke with two residents who said that while the curfew is a bit rigid they feel safe.

 

 

 

However while some may abide by the laws installed by the Government, others took the chance to break curfew for an afternoon swim and was later accosted by the police.

 

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