The spike in positive COVID-19 cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands has led to the extension of the nightly curfew by 15 days. The announcement was made on Friday by Edwin Astwood, Minister of Health ahead of Tuesday’s expiration of the current curfew order.
The curfew will be in effect until September 30, with the islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos getting tighter restrictions.
“Curfew is revised for the islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos to 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily starting September 15th 2020 to September 30th 2020 with the exception of essential workers, with the closure of all businesses at 5 p.m. daily,” said Minister Astwood.
“Curfew for all other islands will continue to be in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily starting September 15 to 30, 2020 with the exception of essential workers, with the closure of all businesses at 7 p.m. daily,” Astwood continued.
Domestic travel restrictions – including air, sea and ground – have also been extended until September 30.
Turks and Caicos has reported a total of 644 COVID-19 cases with 277 recoveries and 5 deaths.