The State of Emergency has again been extended by another 90 days, taking it down until June 28.

The Resolution extending the State of Emergency was adopted in Parliament on Thursday, March 25 – the fifth time the Government is taking such action, to which many residents have objected for numerous reasons.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the extension is necessary for the Government not to infringe on the rights of citizens and residents while implementing protocols and guidelines to protect the nation.

Opposition Leader Jamale Pringle refused, again, to support the State of Emergency.  However, he says he supports the measures if they are put in place by the Central Board of Health under the Public Health Act.

Meanwhile, “the beaches will remain closed on the Good Friday and Easter Monday Public Holidays,” the Cabinet Notes say.

Accordingly, no music, food, or picnics will be “allowed on the days when beaches remain open – in order to discourage clustering and cavorting that could result in the spread of the COVID-19 disease.”

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