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PM Lays Out Case for Extending SoE, Maintaining Curfew Hours

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(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has made a case for keeping the 9 pm to 5 am curfew and for extended the State of Emergency (SoE) by an additional three months.

Dr Rowley yesterday defended the curfew period in a text exchange with Guardian Media, saying that it was necessary to reduce movement and congregating that could trigger a third wave of the COVID-19 virus.

“The curfew reduces mixing and congregation of people where it is not necessary to have such exposure 9:00 pm to 5:00 am,” he said.

Members of the business community, including the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, have asked for the curfew hours to be relaxed, with the Chamber suggesting that it begins at midnight instead of 9 pm.

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