Grenada Broadcasting Network

18th August 2022

  

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For the next two weeks in the first instance, civilians will have to find themselves inside by 10pm and remain confined to their homes until  5 am the following morning.

Health minister Nickolas Steele told GBN the two additional hours are a form of easement for members of the public.

The new regulations allows more time for business operations and recreational activities.

The nightly curfew which was reintroduced on December 21st 2020 was in place for 2 weeks, ending Monday 4th January 2021, after which it was extended for an additional week from January 4th 2021 until 5am this morning.

In addition to the extended hours for movement, Cabinet has also approved an increase in the number of persons allowed to attend weddings, funerals and social gatherings. The permitted number is now 20, 10 more persons than previously allowed. For any number exceeding that, permission must be sought and granted.

The public is also advised that the ban on all commercial flights between Grenada and the United Kingdom will remain in effect, at least until January 31, 2021.

The public is reminded to take into consideration the four new covid19 cases recorded on the island on Friday.

The new cases are all imported, and arrived in Grenada on January 2nd 2021, via the JetBlue carrier from the United States.

The individuals are 2 males and 2 females, ranging in age from 28 to 50. Upon arrival, they proceeded immediately to state quarantine, where they were tested on day 4, as per Grenada’s existing testing protocols.

They will remain in quarantine until they are retested and medically cleared.

These 4 new cases brought Grenada’s total of active Covid-19 cases to 8 on Friday. Six of them are travel related and 2 are from the December cluster.

The Ministry continues to urge the population to do what is necessary to avoid contracting and spreading this deadly virus.

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