Dominica approves a measure in parliament to extend curfew by a further 21 days

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A resolution was approved by the Dominica House of assembly which provides for an extension of the state of public health emergency for a period of three months to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Attorney General  Levi Peter who moved the ‘Emergency Powers Amendment Act 2020’ says it extends the country’s curfew for another 21 days after April 20th.

Mr Peter said the step was taken to provide the latitude to the health authorities and others to be able to hopefully get the COVID-19 situation under control.

The State of public health emergency, first imposed on 1 April, includes a curfew which will also be extended. The conditions include:

“No person shall be in a public place between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday to Friday weekly; no person shall be in a public place between the hours of 6:00 p.m. on Thursday 9th  April 2020 and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14th 2020.” 

He said no persons are allowed to be out in public on weekends between the hours of 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Monday.

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