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NIA to provide local hand sanitizers and masks to churches

Following the reopening of churches here in St. Kitts and Nevis, Nevis’ Premier the Hon. Mark Brantley, has announced that the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will provide supplies to various churches here on the island, in an effort to fight against the CoVID-19 pandemic.


Premier Brantley made the announcement of the supplies on Sunday.


Premier the Hon. Mark Brantley.


At present, there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in St. Kitts and Nevis, as all 15 of the Federation’s confirmed cases have recovered, with zero (0) deaths.


Before churches were allowed to reopen, they (along with educational facilities) were to remain closed, since the State of Emergency (SOE) was declared back in March 2020.


They were allowed to virtually meet on platforms, such as Skype, Zoom, Webex etc. 


However, last week, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris in his address, mentioned that churches were allowed to open on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May 24th.


According to the new Statutory Rules and Orders (SRO) No. 19 of 2020 Emergency Powers (CoVID-19) (No. 8) Regulations, Section 9, all religious places of instruction or worship may function only on a Saturday or Sunday that is a day of limited operation, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.