Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2020. 10:46 am CST.
By BBN Staff: As announced by Prime Minister Dean Barrow on April 6, 2020, additional measures including a lockdown for the Cayo District have been implemented in response to COVID-19 through a Statutory Instrument effective Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
The Statutory Instrument provides for further amendment to the Emergency Powers regulations and offers additional measures to protect the citizens of Belize. The two main changes include specific restrictions on movement in the Cayo District and further reduced hours of operation for some businesses.
Below is a summary of Statutory Instrument No. 52 of 2020:
The entire district of Cayo is on lockdown for 14 days in the first instance.
“Cayo District” means the whole[e1] of the area described by electoral divisions namely Belmopan Electoral Division, Cayo Central Electoral Division, Cayo North-East Electoral Division, Cayo North Electoral Division, Cayo South Electoral Division and Cayo West Electoral Division.
The curfew remains in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. and for children from 6:00 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.
Movements which are allowed in the Cayo District include operations of businesses.
People are permitted to move between the hours indicated and for the sole purposes of:
Domestic Food Security
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