KEY POINTS: Barbados under more restrictions in February

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley
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(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Tuesday night announced new measures to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Barbados.

Restricted movement will go into effect from February 3 to 17 over a 15-day period during which she says the island needs to pause. A national curfew will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during that time, tightening up on the current 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. directive

Even as she urged residents and visitors not to panic, Mottley said the Caribbean Public Health (Agency) Laboratory, CARPHA, confirmed the UK variant of COVID-19 was in Barbados, with three of the ten samples being positive.

During the restricted people, there will be new opening hours for supermarkets and banks, but village shops will close and vending will cease. People were urged to plan their business and don’t rush on supermarkets because there is adequate food on island.

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