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Aug 7, 2020

Attorney General Explains Measures in Lockdown Areas

Michael Peyrefitte

The lockdown of the villages of Santa Martha, Shipyard, and Guinea Grass along with Ambergris Caye came into effect today.  That is after the Ministry of Health confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in these communities with confirmation of a community spread in Santa Martha Village.  Residents of these communities are under strict quarantine for fourteen days and they are to follow strict regulations put in place to prevent further spread of the virus.  During a prime time session of Ask the Experts, Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte went over the regulations for the lockdown areas.

 

Michael Peyrefitte, Attorney General

“You can’t go in. You can’t go out so nobody can go in to these four places as of midnight tonight. The only way you can go in or come out is for emergency medical situation. If you do not have an emergency medical situation and you are in San Pedro you will not be allowed to leave. If nobody needs to render any assistance to anybody in these places that is of the medical nature you won’t be able to enter San Pedro. You will only be able to enter the lockdown areas or come out of them if you have the permission of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of National Security. You are not allowed to be on the streets after right clock beginning tomorrow night in San Pedro, Santa Marta Shipyard, Guinea Grass for the next fourteen days. From seven to six at night fuel stations, fuel depots, LPG suppliers, depots and LPG, agro-processors, food manufacturers, and factories; agricultural and aquaculture farms;  fishing for livelihood and sustenance but not including sport fishing and leisure fishing. Basic services like I said, light, water, phone, medical services and the like, private security services. In the lockdown area you will be allowed to operate between seven in the morning and six in the evening along with   pharmacies, bakeries, markets, convenience stores, banks and the like. You will be allowed to operate from seven in the morning to seven in the night you can purchase from a restaurant that is drive through for takeout and delivery only.”


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