Basseterre,St.Kitts April 9 2020 (*SKNVIBES)

The general public has been given the opportunity to stock up on grocery and medicine essentials over two consecutive days (yesterday and today, Thursday, April 9th, 2020), as the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis prepares to go into a nationwide lockdown from 7:01pm tonight to Thursday, April 16th at 6:00am.

This lockdown measure is aimed at fighting the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19). As at 3:00pm yesterday, Wednesday, April 8th, there were eleven (11) confirmed coronavirus cases in St. Kitts and Nevis, with no deaths from COVID-19.In his important address to the nation on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris announced that both the State of Emergency and the COVID-19 Regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act would be extended.