St Kitts and Nevis Extending State of Emergency

st kitts nevis coronavirus emergencySt Kitts.

St Kitts and Nevis is extending its state of emergency amid its fight against the novel coronavirus. 

The country’s government has extended the State of Emergency and its COVID-19 regulations, which include a 24-hour curfew, through April 25. 

“The Cabinet of Ministers has therefore determined that it is necessary to extend the State of Emergency currently in place and to extend regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act in order to continue the fight against COVID-19,” St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris said in a national address. 

The regulations include a 24-hour lockdown that takes effect April 18, lasting until April 20. 

“The Team has recommended that there be a gradual relaxation of the limited or restricted curfews on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st and on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th between the hours of 6 am and 7 pm each day,” Harris said. “There will be nightly curfews from 7 pm each evening to 6 am the following morning. Please note that in the middle of the week, from Tuesday 7 pm to Thursday at 6 am, there will be a further 24-hour lock-down or total curfew.”