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Two special shopping days


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Two days have been designated for senior citizens aged 70 and over and members of the disabled community to go shopping at the supermarkets, hardware stores and fish markets, irrespective of their surnames.

A press release from Government today said the days, starting April 19, are Sundays, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Tuesdays, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.       

Tuesday is also the day for them to conduct business at banks and credit unions, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The measures go into effect on April 15.

They are reminded to travel with their national identification card, driver’s licence or passport, as they will be asked to show picture identification before entering the premises.

People in these groups are advised to bring a shopping list of essential items, an umbrella, drinking water and to wear a cloth face mask in public.

All shoppers will be required to observe a physical distance of a minimum of six feet. Anyone feeling ill is advised not to go out.

The number of people allowed in each store at one time will be 75 for mega supermarkets, 50 in the large, and 25 in the small stores.

These measures were implemented as Government works to limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


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