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Van drivers asked to conform to social distancing guidelines

Van drivers asked to conform to social distancing guidelines

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Operators of omnibuses are being advised to conform to the social/physical distancing guidelines.

This is among several updates issued by Police in a release outlining additional measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Operators of omnibuses have been advised to conform to the social/physical distancing guidelines by allowing on only one person to sit in the front passenger seat and; no more than three persons on the other seats,” the release said.

The release also noted that Mustique has been added to the list of ports of entry that have been closed to yachts and vessels.

The ports that remain open are Kingstown, Wallilabou and Blue Lagoon.  Passengers arriving in St Vincent and the Grenadines from China, Iran, South Korea, United States of America (including Puerto Rico), United Kingdom, European Union (including Italy and overseas departments of France (Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, French Guiana and Canada are also reminded that they must self-quarantine for 14 days.

“This is not optional. Failure to self-quarantine will result in the issuance of a court order for your mandatory quarantine,” the release said. “Be further advised that the Police and Ministry of Health officials will be strictly enforcing the court orders.”

The Police is therefore soliciting the cooperation and compliance of the public as “we seek to curb the spread of COVID-19 in SVG”.

“Remember, you have a role to play in minimising its spread. Be Smart! Be Safe! Be Responsible!” the release said.

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