PLEASE do not congregate at bars for a last drink before lockdown on Monday.
And do not invite large groups of people to your home.
This was the plea from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh who said gatherings in such places even if just for two days could spike the number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
He was speaking during a press conference held on Saturday in which Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley listed strict lockdown measures for the next 28 days.
These measures will come into effect at 6 a.m. on Monday, exactly one week after the general election.
One measure was that bars and restaurants will not be closed but will only be allowed to have take-away service.
Deyalsingh said, “Please pretend they (the measures) are enforced now.”
He advised the public, “Do not encourage gatherings in your own homes for birthday parties, private functions, anniversaries. These are just as dangerous as being in a bar because you are inviting people into your home setting. Please, this is a time for voluntary action by the majority of the people to behave very, very responsibly. Do not invite the virus into your home.”