January 26, 2021

Covid-19 Lockdown In Barbados As Mottley Administration Tries To Stop Spread Of Virus

By Newsroom

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has announced a string of new curfew measures to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus on the island.

Currently, Barbados has 360 active Covid-19 cases, with 1,427 on record. 

The new measures are as follows:

-National curfew from 7pm to 6am daily.

-Banks must close from February 3rd-9th and will reopen on the 10th. Banks will cash pension cheques dated February 1st from tomorrow (January 27)

-From February 3rd, restaurants and gyms will be closed for a 14 day period until February 17th.

-Non-essential shops to remain closed.

-Public transport to operate at 60% capacity.

-Markets closed as vending halted. 

-No liming or loitering allowed.

-Pharmacies & Gas stations to open on weekends only

-Supermarkets to operate Monday to Friday only, between the hours of 8am to 3pm.

Another group of Cuban doctors arrived on the island earlier this week to assist in the country’s fight against the virus.