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Czar warns relaxations can be pulled back


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Barbadians have again been warned about being “hard ears”.

COVID-19 czar Richard Carter last night brought to light several faulty moves by citizens since Government’s relaxation of restrictions last week – even as it continues to battle the flu-like pandemic – and cautioned the consequences could be severe.

Speaking on television, Carter spoke of the mistakes he observed in just one day.

“It only takes one individual to put the entire nation at risk. Over the past 24 hours, I have witnessed PSVs (public service vehicles) transporting passengers without face masks, or coverings on drivers, conductors or passengers; businesses open in contravention of the directive, some of them selling food and other types of business; supermarkets and shops not observing the alphabet system in terms of who they allow entering, social gatherings of up to a dozen persons without physical distancing, people flying kites in contravention of the law,” he said.

“The public of Barbados must know that irresponsibility and recklessness by some continues to compromise the health of many and run the risk of a reversal of some of the relaxation of restrictions that we have seen over the past week.”

Government’s relaxation of restrictions saw some businesses reopen and people being allowed to go sea-bathing from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (BA)

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