by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Ahead of the two-day break from 24 hour lockdown, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Ports, Carlene Henry-Morton reminded public transport providers of the importance of following the protocols.
“I want to make a special appeal to all persons providing public transportation over the next two days, bus and taxi operations, ferry service and water taxi service providers. Please be reminded of the stipulated COVID-19 prevention and control measures that are intended to ensure the safety of the travelling public and by extension all citizens given the highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus and its variants. For 15-seater buses you are allowed nine passengers at any one time… or 50 percent of whatever is the normal capacity of your vehicle. Likewise, ferry services are to carry 50 percent of normal capacity,” explained Henry-Morton.
She made those remarks during the press briefing hosted by the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) on July 7, 2021.
Henry-Morton, Chair of the Transport Board, urged the general public who would be using these two-days for essential movement to be prudent in following the protocols (wearing of masks, sanitization and social distancing), avoiding overcrowded buses as well as moving about the public only where absolutely necessary.
With the current Statutory Rules and Orders 27 of 2021 set to expire at 5 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, we await what changes may come with regards to lockdown protocols and restriction of movement.