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Police to ramp up patrol over Easter weekend

Police to ramp up patrol over Easter weekend

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The Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) will increase patrols this Easter weekend to ensure that the public adheres to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

A release from Police, dated April 9, advised members of the public to continue adhering to the measures and protocols that have been implemented so far by Government, in order to protect citizens and visitors and reduce the spread of the virus.

It said that Police intend to increase patrols to ensure no playing of amplified music in public or private places, no mass gatherings of persons on beaches, churches and other social events such as river cooks or picnics and that social and physical distancing are practiced.

Patrols will also be done to ensure that motorists and commuters adhere to the protocols with regard to the number of passengers riding in omnibuses, that there are no boat rides or excursions and quarantined persons are at their designated places of confinement at all times.

“In addition, persons are reminded that on Tuesday April 7, 2020, the Parliament of St. Vincent and the Grenadines passed the Public Health (Amendment)  Act (2020) which imposes a fine of $2000 each time the offence is committed or six months in prison for breaching  a quarantine order,” the release said.

It also said that “the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force would like to thank the general public for their cooperation and support during this unprecedented period as we work hand in hand towards the sustenance of the safety and security of our blessed land”.

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