Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the time has come for further closures and continued enforcement of Public Health Regulations.
Speaking during a press conference on Friday afternoon, the Prime Minister said he is hoping the country can be rescued from its current situation by a dramatic change in human behaviour.
Although he has not yet said what these new restrictions will be, the Prime Minister said only absolutely essential movement will be allowed.These include getting food, water and medications.
“The rest of this country is to batten down for the next two weeks,” Rowley said
The Prime Minister gave a tongue lashing to those who continue to breach the regulations, saying he woke up in tears on Friday morning thinking about the deaths of a father and son in Penal from the virus.
“The fact that nobody has died in your family is not an excuse to play the fool,” the Prime Minister said.
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Reporter: Sharlene Rampersad