Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris.

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honorable Timothy Harris, affims that COVID-19 cases will decline in the Federation if residents take all precautions and eliminate further chances of further transmission via social distancing and compliance with the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations during his address to the nation on the revised state of emergency Monday.

The revised state of emergency requires a 72-hour total lockdown from Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. and ends Friday, April 3 at 6 a.m.

He emphasised that social distancing and the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations are aimed at restricting the spread of the virus from one person to the next.

“They are intended to protect you and keep your loved ones safe,” he said.

The Prime Minister also noted further cases are expected to emerge as the government increases testing and contact tracing.

“We are working hard to identify, isolate and provide early care for patients,” he said. “By minimizing contact we will keep the numbers down and manageable,” the prime minister said.