PM: St Kitts-Nevis COVID infection rate among the lowest in the world
Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris
St. Kitts and Nevis COVID-19 infection and mortality rates are among the lowest in the world and Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris believe that total compliance with all restrictions and protocols is necessary to maintain this enviable standard.
The government of St Kitts and Nevis activated a new set of regulations which took effect at 5:00 am on Saturday, August 29 under the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 14) Regulations, 2020.
Under these regulations, the curfew that has been in place since March 25 has been totally lifted.
Speaking during the latest episode of Leadership Matters on Tuesday, PM Harris said: “These standards of hygiene, wearing of masks outdoors, social and physical distancing are critical to our policy of containment and elimination of the disease, mitigating the overwhelming of the health sector and the avoidance of deaths.”
He appealed to citizens to continue to adhere to all regulations and avoid being lulled into a sense of complacency.
“I urge our young people in particular to do the right thing. None is too strong to die. Risky behaviour in the face of COVID-19 is dangerous and can cause deaths,” he said.
Prime Minister Harris said adherence to the established regulations becomes even more important as the Government prepares to reopen the borders and the hotel sector in October 2020.
He urged all residents, particularly those employed within the hotel and hospitality sector, to familiarize themselves with the new rules outlined in the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 14) Regulations, 2020, particularly Regulations 18 and Schedule III Part 1 which give detailed guidance by way of minimum standards to be put in place by hoteliers.
The new Statutory Rules and Orders No 39 of 2020 Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No.14) Regulations will expire at midnight on Saturday, September 26, 2020.