St Kitts and Nevis Declares State of Emergency to Fight Coronavirus

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St Kitts and Nevis has ramped up its efforts against the novel coronavirus with the imposition of a State of Emergency in the twin-island federation. 

The declaration imposes a curfew for all citizens between 7PM and 5 AM every day for the next 14 days. 

St Kitts and Nevis’ Emergency Powers Regulations “require every person to remain confined to their place of residence, inclusive of their yard space, to avoid contact outside of their family except in stipulated circumstances such as essential travel to the doctor, grocery store, bank, credit union, money services, business, pharmacy or to refuel vehicles,” according to a statement from the government. 

The move comes after St Kitts and Nevis shut down its borders earlier this week through April 7.

St Kitts and Nevis has already imposed social and physical distancing protocols as part of its response. 

— CJ