Curfew will be more vigorously enforced
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While the resumption of travel in the comings months may not be possible, Attorney General Carl Bethel yesterday said the end goal is to be able to reopen the country’s domestic economy.
The resolution was passed unanimously.
“The curfew will be more stringently applied,” Bethel said, as he underscored the need to mitigate the spread in the country.
“We have said very clearly to the Bahamian people, only if you have an exempted purpose and only if you have an exempted business.
“And you need now to call the police first and give them the information first, otherwise, you run the risk of being turned around and set home.
“It will be more vinously enforced. This same 24-hour curfew.”
Bethel noted that essential workers commuting from work are exempt.
He however urged employers of exempted workers to call the police and give the names of the employees, so they have “a record of exactly who is going to be on the road.”
“Anyone who is not in that category, or going to the doctor, going to a pharmacy, going to a grocery store, or going to the gas station, will be sent back home,” he said.
As of yesterday, health officials have confirmed 33 cases of the virus throughout the country, and five related deaths.
Bahamians have been urged to stay at home as community transmission has been confirmed.
Countries worldwide have closed their borders to most incoming travel.