The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners preferred to imposed more restrictions after supporting the government decision of increasing the curfew timings. By increasing the restrictions in the country according to the BAMP, the country would be efficiently mitigating the effect of the COVID-19 virus. The president of the association, Dr Lynda Williams, stated that the association had requested for the curfew in the early hours as well as the more restrictions that would be posed on weekends and would be effective in decreasing the spread of COVID-19.
For 2 weeks, the new changes would remain in effect under which the curfew hours have been changed from 11 pm to 5 am. This decision has been taken by the Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic. Minister Bostic announced this change after the report of 90 positive cases within the last week.
Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, while announcing the new restrictions, said that summer camps, fetes, parties and full contact sports would be prohibited. At the same time, a maximum of 100 persons would be allowed to attend church, weddings and funerals.
Dr Williams said that the restrictions would be proving necessary to help to stop the spread of the respiratory COVID-19 virus, which has so far killed 48 people here and more than four million worldwide. BAMP wants that more onerous restrictions might be necessary, given the circumstances.
Dr Lynda Williams said that they were part of the decision-making body that helps to look at everything and decide where they need to go. They have number agreement because of the steepness and the rise of the curve. The increase of cases has been happening pretty quickly, so they just wanted to curb activity, curb movement, curb gatherings before it gets worse.
The president of the BAMP, Dr Lynda Williams, said that any restriction of movement that they put on a population has going to affect the amount of gathering that has been possible, and that was going to affect the amount of activities that go on. There have been penlight-timeather for nocturnal activities, and any restriction that they put has been going to limit the amount of interactions that humans were able to have. Truthfully, they would have liked to have seen more restrictions than were announced. They would have preferred to go harder quicker and then pull back from their position. The question arose as to whether or not just a night time curfew was enough, whether or not they needed an earlier curfew, whether or not they needed to have intermittent weekend curfews, all of those kinds of things were under consideration.