Prime Minister of Dominica on Saturday morning said that grocery shops, supermarkets and pharmacies will be open from 10 am to 1 pm during the time of shutdown on Saturday.
He said citizens can only visit the local shops (that is the place where they reside) for buying basic groceries.
Prime Minister addressed the nation on August 7 2021, via DBS Radio and provided an update on the current situation of COVID-19 and about the curfew guidelines.
Prime Minister stated that some of the gas stations would remain open for the essential services and the taxi drivers who are providing services to the airport and various stations.
He further noted that the gas stations would be only open at High street, Portsmouth, Canefield, and Marigot are open until 1 pm.
He further informed that the grocery shops, supermarkets and pharmacies would be open from 10 am to 1 pm during the time of curfew, and the citizens can only visit the local shops (that is the place where they reside) for buying basic groceries.
PM Skerrit further emphasized that while visiting the grocery shops, the citizens must follow the COVID-19 guidelines imposed by the government of Dominica, such as – frequently sanitizing, maintaining social distance and wearing a mask.
He added that the residents would have to understand that these guidelines and curfew had been imposed for the safety of the residents and added that any individual who sees any symptom of coronavirus must contact the COVID-19 hotline service and get themselves tested.
COVID-19 Testing would continue over the weekend at the following locations-
– The Windsor Park Sports Stadium is on Saturday, August 7, 2021, and Sunday, August 8, 2021, from 9:30, am to 2 pm for people in the Roseau Health District.
– Esprit Murphy Health and Wellness Centre in Mahaut on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 9:30 am
– Morne Prosper Health Centre on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 1 pm.
– Pointe Michel Health Centre on Sunday, August 8, 2021, from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
– Campbell Health Centre on Sunday, August 8, 2021, from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
– Wotten Waven/Trafalgar on Sunday, August 8, 2021, from 9:30, am to 1 pm.
“The country is dealing with a fluid situation,” PM Skerrit added.
He advised the citizens to remain at their homes and avoid meeting their family members or friends who are COVID-19 positive and are in the hospital facilities to provide the spread of the deadly mutant.
PM Skerrit appreciated the dedication and work of the frontline workers such as – Doctors and nurses who are engaged in the COVID-19 Testing.