CABINET IS YET TO DECIDE ON WHETHER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY WOULD BE EXTENDED AT THE END OF JUNE
The State of Emergency and Curfew will continue to remain in place until the end of June when it expires as the Cabinet is yet to decide whether it would be extended.
Information Minister Melford Nicholas says that the matter was not discussed by the Cabinet during its weekly sitting on Wednesday (June 9).
Nicholas says that there is time for the decision to be made, adding that it does not appear on the order papers for the next sitting of the Parliament next week Thursday (June 17).
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has indicated that the government will have to take a decision, in the near future, to open up the country fully, removing all the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Browne says that the date of the country’s full reopening will, likely, be announced in the coming weeks. He says, however, that reopening with a large number of un-vaccinated persons could cause more economic hardship in the country if persons were to contract the disease