Tuesday 22 September, 2020

COVID-19: Quiet reigns as 24-hour curfew begins in Barbados

Six Roads Chefette closed until April 15

Six Roads Chefette closed until April 15

Once the stores closed for the last time before Barbados commenced its 24-hour curfew in an effort to flatten the curve, it was calm and still outside.


After the pandemonium as persons feared the deadline for grocery shopping, the same storefronts and streets that saw lines and scores of persons were empty and not a person could be seen walking the streets.

Around 7.30 pm, cars were observed flying along roads in the East. Many persons may have been heading home to get in and off the roads before the 8 pm curfew hour.

Two men were spotted - one at a bus stop near Union and the other on a bicycle. Minimarts were closed. Every establishment in Six Roads was closed. The usual strains of karaoke from some village bars were nonexistent as people practised social distancing and abided by the law as dictated in the Emergency Management (COVID-19) Curfew (No 2) Directive 2020.


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