Vigil goers and demonstrators warned to follow public health guidelines

Vigil goers and demonstrators warned to follow public health guidelines

Members of the public who have been involved in candlelight vigils and demonstrations, following the death of Andrea Bharatt, are being advised to adhere to the public health guidelines.

Speaking at a Ministry of Health update yesterday, Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, who extended condolences to Bharatt’s family and said the public has a right to grieve, warned demonstrators not to flout the rules.

He reminded citizens that large gatherings can act as a super spreader for the COVID-19 virus.

Deyalsingh said “What I will urge people to do and the organizers of the vigils is just organize them in a way that you have ten persons in anyone vicinity, make sure they are masked, have hand sanitisers, make sure they are distanced as far as possible. If you want to have a vigil with thirty people just make sure they are spread out, just stick to the public health guidelines.”

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