Lockdown in SKN ends while night curfew remains in place

The Prime Minister of the Caribbean island of St Kitts and Nevis - Dr Timothy Harris, while addressing the nation, announced that 24-hour lockdown in St. Kitts and Nevis had been removed, while elements of normalcy set to return next week though a nightly curfew remains in place.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: The Prime Minister of the Caribbean island of St Kitts and Nevis – Dr Timothy Harris, while addressing the nation, announced that 24-hour lockdown in St. Kitts and Nevis had been removed, while elements of normalcy set to return next week though a nightly curfew remains in place.

“The nation can now reposition on a route to a full restoration of normalcy,” stated the Prime Minister.

He also informed that the new measures that would see a re-opening of the economy in a phased and safe manner and under strict COVID-19 protocols. These new measures would be in effect from Monday onwards for the next fourteen days.

The removal of the 24-hour lockdown is one of the new measures while the night curfew now be imposed from – 9 pm to 5 am daily.

The Prime Minister further cited that all the individuals who are employed by the public service, statutory bodies and state own cooperations can return to their work and that businesses can return to regular working hours in subject to the curfew hours imposed by the government of St Kitts and Nevis.

He then indicated and stated that all the vendors would remain in the public market while the passenger buses would be permitted a maximum of 10 passengers to take. The Prime Minister also informed that the inter-island travel would also resume while the churches, nurseries, daycares, can work.

The government has given the permission to host sporting events, and beaches would be opened for exercise and added that quarantine for fully vaccinated passengers would be now reduced to three days, and children would be treated the same once with a fully vaccinated adult while the quarantine period for the unvaccinated travellers remains the same.

While a total of 57.6 per cent of the St Kitts and Nevis population has been fully vaccinated against the contagious COVID-19 virus and in total, there is 69.7 per cent of the SKN population have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine.