Father’s Day gathering halted through weekend lockdown

Trinidad and Tobago registers 185 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths
Trinidad and Tobago registers 185 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths

Changes have been made in the curfew timing due to the expected larger gathering on Father’s Day.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, the person who changed the timings of the curfew, said that they anticipated plans for the limes and family gatherings. So with all that taken into consideration, they have changed the curfew hours. Just by the people being upset proves that was the plan.

Legal Notice 180 changed weekend curfew hours from 7 pm to 5 am the following day to a 19-hour lockdown beginning at 10 am and ending at 5 am the next day. The extended hours were first implemented on May 31 for the Indian Arrival Day celebration and then repeated days later on June 3 for Corpus Christi.

When Griffith was asked bout the complaints from the labour Unions leader that the curfew hours for a holiday have been overkill, Griffith said that they are fighting with an invisible enemy. They have no intention to attach any unions. Operational requirements to deal with fighting against this invisible enemy have not formulated to target the union movement or fathers. Neither will such conditions stop simply to facilitate them.

The locking down of a weekend that seemed earmarked for widespread gatherings could alright be the determining factor that would assist in state-policy decisions being made to lift restrictions much before later. Had it not been done, the numbers could alright increase, hence delaying such an ease in restrictions within the near future.

Griffith encouraged those that could also be perturbed by the lockdown to consider the larger picture. “I urge everyone, don’t lose sight of the larger picture and allow us to still work toward the general outcome. I do appreciate these measures are growing more and tougher to understand. However, we must still adhere to the restrictions. We are working against an unseen element, and there’s light at the top of the tunnel.”