PRIME Minister Philip J. Pierre has come under fire by certain section of the population for comments he made at Thursday’s press conference regarding his administration’s approach to the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Claiming that he is following the science Pierre insists he is doing what is best for the country.
“If the science leads to stricter protocols I will follow. I will not sit here and make a pronouncement without getting the full backing and without getting the full information from the science; that is how we’re going to be moving forward,” Pierre said.
Pierre, in response to his critics said that whilst his statements may not always be popular, they are truthful.
Pierre’s critics took to social media this week to lambast him for what they claimed to be his lax approach to the COVID-19 situation in the country.
However, his administration instituted a new set of protocols which went into effect yesterday to end on August 31. The protocols came into effect after consultations were completed at the level of the current Command Center and with other stakeholders.
Cabinet received recommendations for changes to the protocols based on the results of the contact tracing which was done and the main sources of recent COVID-19 infections.
The following changes which were approved by Cabinet for the prevention and control of COVID-19 are as follows: A curfew to run Mondays to Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. with closure of businesses at 8 p.m.
On Fridays and Saturdays curfew hours to commence from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. with closure of businesses at 6 p.m.
Sundays the curfew will commence from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. with closure of businesses at 3 p.m. Further, public sector construction activities will be removed from the list of Essential Services All other measures remain the same