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Local Legislators Want Immediate Lockdown! Cabinet To Decide Today

(BVI News) In light of the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the territory, most legislators in the House of Assembly are calling for a more stringent curfew order such as a 24-hour lockdown.

In a statement issued close to midnight] on Sunday, August 30, Premier Andrew Fahie said the public would be informed of a decision on the matter by today, August 31.

He said the decision will follow an informal meeting of the Cabinet.

“The House of Assembly (HOA) held an emergency informal meeting to discuss matters related to COVID-19. All Members of HOA were in attendance on the online meeting,” the Premier explained during his address.

“The meeting was fruitful and concluded with recommendations such as but not limited to an emergency meeting of Cabinet being held to consider options for a more stringent curfew order for the territory to assist in the containment of COVID-19. Other recommendations from the majority of members included but were not limited to the immediate implementation of a new 24-hour curfew of the territory for a minimum of 14 consecutive days,” he added.

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