Three Reg. 9 villages on dusk to dawn curfew over spike in ‘COVID’ cases


Authorities in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) were forced to implement a 06:00hrs to 18:00hrs curfew for three villages due to the high number of COVID-19 infections recorded over the past few days.

According to the notice seen by the News Room, the curfew is in effect for St. Ignatius, Kumu and Quarrie.

Winson Lorentino, the Toshao of St. Ignatius, confirmed with this publication that the curfew became enforced on Monday and will run up to July 5, 2021.

He is hopeful that by that time, the COVID-19 cases in the villages would be reduced.

According to the notice, shops in the villages are mandated to be closed by 18:00hrs and no one is allowed to be seen loitering on the roadways or street corners.

Moreover, the notice said that non-villagers entering the St. Ignatius, Kumu and Quarrie need to seek permission from the village council before doing so.

“Stay at home! Household members are advised to remain indoors or in your yard space unless it is absolutely necessary or reasonably justifiable to do otherwise,” the notice outlined.

The St. Ignatius COVID-19 Task Force and the Community Police will be monitoring the situation to ensure that villagers adhere to the measures in place.



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