Curfew starts tonight

Written by on March 20, 2020

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday ordered that as of today a curfew be imposed across the Bahamas. “These very strong measures are intended to save lives, to protect health and to aggressively attack the spread of COVID-19. One of these measures is a curfew,” Minnis said during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister. The curfew is imposed extending each night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. with such exception as may be approved by the commissioner of police. Most of the exempt businesses will only be allowed to open between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Banks will be allowed to open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive through and take-away food vendors can operate from 6 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and construction companies can operate until 7 p.m. Liquor stores and gaming house operations are also ordered closed to the public. Under the orders, the prime minister also prohibited a wide range of social events.

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