Filter for Saint Kitts and Nevis Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-08 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Once you arrive in country there will be health screening at the port of entry. All persons entering Nevis should observe all health and safety protocols including physical distancing and wearing of masks. You should disembark your carrier wearing a face mask.
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2020-07-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All nationals and residents returning will be quarantined for 14 days in a government assigned quarantine facility.
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2020-07-08 In Public health measures: Testing policy
If you do not show any signs or symptoms, after 14 days you will be sampled for COVID-19 test however, you test positive, you will be placed in isolation for at least 14 more days.
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
nationals and residents who have been unable to return to Nevis because of the closure of borders are now able to return.
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2020-07-08 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
"We are asking persons not to come to Nevis without prior approval from the Nevis Task Force and the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA). Do not attempt to enter without prior approval,
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2020-07-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
COVID-19 Relief For Farmers On Nevis Bearing Fruit
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2020-07-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Seven Major Export Manufacturers Now Reopened, With 73% Of Workforce Back To Work
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2020-07-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$120-million stimulus package introduced in response to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the stimulus package, the St. Kitts and Nevis Government invested $10 million to boost production in the agriculture sector and ensure greater food security for the Federation.
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Faith-based institutions can continue to host services, weddings, funerals and other religious functions on any day of limited operation
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2020-06-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
beaches can now be open to the general public without limitation during the days of limited operation.
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2020-06-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Some sports can be allowed for the next two weeks. Some of these sports and recreational activities include athletics, basketball, cricket, cycling, football, golf, handball, martial arts, judo, karate, taekwondo, netball, para-athletes sports, softball, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. However, persons who attend sports training or practice sessions for amateur or other recreational sporting events shall adhere to social distancing and physical distancing protocols, as far as is reasonably practicable
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2020-06-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
an omnibus, hiring car, or taxi or ferry for travel purposes only can operate at 100 percent capacity if four measures are adhered to, namely, windows to remain open to reduce use of air condition; mandatory wearing of face mask; mandatory use of hand sanitizer prior to and after trips and appropriate sanitization of vessel/vehicle between trips (in the context of COVID-19).
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2020-06-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
the use of ferry (catamaran) for recreational purposes is not allowed as yet.
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2020-06-27 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
eating out: a family dining together can be a maximum of six (6) persons.
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2020-06-27 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
an omnibus, hiring car, or taxi or ferry for travel purposes only can operate at 100 percent capacity if four measures are adhered to, namely, windows to remain open to reduce use of air condition; mandatory wearing of face mask; mandatory use of hand sanitizer prior to and after trips and appropriate sanitization of vessel/vehicle between trips (in the context of COVID-19).
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2020-06-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The nightly curfew remains in place from 12:00 midnight to 5:00 am daily to help in maintaining social distancing at popular night spots.
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2020-06-27 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Saint Christopher And Nevis Statutory Rules And Orders No. 27 Of 2020 Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 10) Regulations
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2020-06-25 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Health Professionals Will Guide Decision To Reopen St Kitts-Nevis Borders, Says PM Harris
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2020-06-19 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Restaurant Restrictions Explained "You must observe the social distancing protocol and the and the hand hygiene protocols so that the tables must be spaced 6 feet apart and no more than 4 persons from the same household are permitted at one table and no more than two persons at one table. So if you have agroup of you who are not from the same household, more than two of you cannot sit at the same table
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2020-06-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
No person shall visit or be permitted to visit (a) any place of quarantine or isolation station; (b) a patient in a hospital or residential care establishment or facility, including an elderly nursing home; (c) a detainee in prison.
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2020-06-13 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
a person shall wear a face mask, covering their nose and mouth, when in a public place, once a period of emergency is declared in relation to COVID-19.
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2020-06-13 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
limited operation of businesses and enterprises which would be in place from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., where movement shall be exercised in accordance with regulation 7, regulation 16 and as specified in Schedule I;
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2020-06-13 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
where a business is able to continue its operations by its employees practicing social distancing and physical distancing in accordance with the provisions of regulation 7, it may operate.
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2020-06-13 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All persons employed within the public service, a statutory body or a State-owned enterprise shall work remotely from home,
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2020-06-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
No person shall visit or be permitted to visit (a) any place of quarantine or isolation station; (b) a patient in a hospital or residential care establishment or facility, including an elderly nursing home; (c) a detainee in prison.
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2020-06-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
no more than 25 people to attend weddings or funerals
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2020-06-13 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
all airports including private airports and fixed-base operations shall be closed to incoming international flights; (b) all sea ports shall be closed to regional and international seafaring and private boating; and (c) a visitor shall not be permitted to enter and disembark for any reason, including transiting through Saint Christopher and Nevis.
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2020-06-13 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
"night curfew" reduced to from 12:00 midnight of one day until 4:59 a.m. of the following day.
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2020-06-13 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All educational places of instruction shall remain closed
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2020-06-13 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
No person shall visit or be permitted to visit (a) any place of quarantine or isolation station; (b) a patient in a hospital or residential care establishment or facility, including an elderly nursing home; (c) a detainee in prison.
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2020-06-13 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Restriction on domestic travel
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2020-06-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
LABOUR Announces Ground-Breaking NextGen Fiscal Stimulus Programme
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2020-05-26 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Device Distribution For Continued Education May 2020
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2020-05-23 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Anyone entering our Country must go through a mandatory or a compulsory quarantine period up to a minimum – I stress, up to a minimum – of 14 days, after which they must be tested and, if found to be negative, they will be reintegrated in the community. If they are found to be positive, they will have to be isolated until they are fully recovered as per World Health Organization’s guidelines.
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2020-05-23 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
beaches should be opened for swimming and exercising only between the hours of 5:30am and 10:00am.
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2020-05-23 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants are allowed to provide takeaway meals and/or to deliver them.
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2020-05-23 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Churches will open their doors to their congregations for worship on Saturday and Sunday this weekend between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm
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2020-05-23 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
snapper fishers and long-liners, to go to sea to fish from 9:00pm during the night curfew.
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2020-05-23 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
extension of curfew times: It will start at 8:00pm and end at 5:00am the next day Monday to Friday, and it will begin at 7:00pm and end at 5:00am on Saturday and Sunday.
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2020-05-23 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Our borders will continue to remain closed to international commercial flights and visitors
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2020-05-23 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
end of the 24-hour curfew (a total lockdown) over the weekend
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2020-05-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
current Regulations, No. 16 under the Emergency Powers Act, come to an end tomorrow, Saturday 23rd May, and further Regulations for the next three weeks, from Saturday 23rd May to Saturday 13th June, will be published under SR&O No. 19 of 2020
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Ministry Of Transport Launches Bus Operations Video And Hands Over 200 Masks To Bus Drivers
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2020-05-21 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
t presenters and technicians that have to be out during curfew hours as part of virtual meetings that are broadcast must be given permission to do so by the Commissioner of Police.
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2020-05-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bus Drivers And Taxi Operators To Benefit From $120 Million Stimulus Package
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2020-05-16 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Medical Chief Of Staff Recommends Getting Sun Twice A Day For Vitamin D
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
COVID-19) Regulations will now provide for five days of limited business operations and new revised curfew hours.
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2020-05-09 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
On Saturday, May 09 and Sunday, May 10, the country will observe a 24-hour curfew, or a total lockdown.
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2020-05-09 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Government Adjusts Curfew Hours To Allow For More Physical Activity; the nightly curfew will now start at 8:00 p.m. and end an hour earlier, at 5:00 a.m. the following day.
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is hosting a Covid-19 Clean-Up campaign this week.
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
): Students who require a hot lunch will benefit from such when the School Meals Programme resumes operations on Tuesday, May 05, 2020, after being closed for several weeks due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in St. Kitts and Nevis.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Regular Endurance Exercise Can Reduce Risk Of Developing Severe Form Of Coronavirus Disease, Says Chief Medical Officer
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Medical Chief Of Staff Says Persons With Asthma Are Not Exempt From Wearing Mask
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2020-05-02 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Minister of Education the Hon. Shawn Richards has announced that schools will remain closed until further notice as the country battles the spread of the coronavirus.
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2020-05-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
e Ministry of Sustainable Development has introduced a new Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP) initiative aimed at assisting persons who would have been negatively impacted in their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. an additional $5 million was added to the budget to support persons affected by COVID-19,
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2020-05-02 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
St. Kitts-Nevis Police Begins Enforcement Of Wearing Masks In Public Places
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Students Who Will Not Get The Opportunity To Travel Home Will Receive Monetary Assistance From The Government
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2020-04-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Department Of Marine Resources Implements Initiatives To Secure Fisheries Sector And Support Livelihoods
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Cabinet had decided to show solidarity with the people of Nevis during this difficult time, with a pay cut for a limited period
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2020-04-28 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Center For Disease Control (CDC) Extends "No Sail Order"
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
SWMC Is Advising Households To Double Wrap Bags Containing COVID-19 Protective Material
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Ministry Of Education Develops Strategy To Host Teacher Training To Enhance Virtual Learning
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Weddings And Funerals Can Be Held On Partial Curfew Days With Restrictions
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All Schools In St. Kitts-Nevis Will Remain Closed For Next 2 Weeks To Curb Spread Of COVID-19
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tourism Industry Workers Benefit From $120 Million Stimulus Package
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
a person shall wear a face mask, covering their nose and mouth, when in a public place, once a period of emergency is declared in relation to COVID-19."
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2020-04-18 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
St. Kitts And Nevis’ State Of Emergency Extended For Another Week In April; Weekend 24hr Lockdown Begins Saturday, April 18
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2020-04-18 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
, 6:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020, to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020, a 24-hour full curfew will be in effect. He also announced an easing of restrictions when there will be a partial curfew restored to allow individuals to purchase the necessary supplies to remain in their homes during full 24-hour curfew; During the extended State of Emergency and the COVID-19 Regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act, no one is permitted to be away from their residence without special exemption as an essential worker or a pass or permission from the Commissioner of Police during full 24-hour curfew.
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Compliance Task Force To Be Implemented To Address Social And Physical Distancing Protocols
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2020-04-16 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
Gradual Relaxation Of Restrictions Will Allow For Four Shopping Days, Says Prime Minister Harris
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2020-04-16 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
zoning plan will be discontinued with phase out of full lockdown
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tax Payment Deadlines Extended Until April 30, Says Comptroller Of SKN Inland Revenue Department
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
National Housing And Shelter Subcommittee Ensuring That All Shelters Are Identified And Functioning For All Disasters
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government Will Settle Unpaid Debts Owning To Anyone Who Completed Work For The Public Sector, Says Attorney-General
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2020-04-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Injection Of $16.9 Million Boosts Resilience Of St. Kitts-Nevis Health System To Fight COVID-19
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Ministry Of Health Encourages Wearing A Mask To Prevent Transmission Of COVID-19 While Among The General Public
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Red Cross To Offer Psychosocial Support To All Citizens Of St. Kitts And Nevis During Coronavirus Pandemic
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Partial Curfew Days Designed To Assist Persons Conducting Essential Business Only, Says Superintendent Henry (easing of full 24 lockdown on certain days to allow people to get essential supplies) The stay in place order is still in place and residents are required to stay at their homes, stay in their yards unless you have to leave for an essential purpose; St. Kitts-Nevis Farmers And Fisher Folk Allowed To Work On Partial Curfew Days To Boost Food Security
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Zoning regulations that were put into effect today, Wednesday, April 8th, 2020, to control the movement of shoppers and traffic – particularly into the major town centres of Basseterre in St. Kitts and Charlestown in Nevis
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2020-04-08 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
PM Harris Announces Extension Of State Of Emergency And COVID-19 Regulations until april 16; total 24-hour curfew or lockdown would be in effect from tomorrow, Thursday, April 9th at 7:01pm up to Thursday, April 16th at 6:00am.
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2020-04-07 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
St. Kitts-Nevis’ State Of Emergency Extended To Saturday, April 18; The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has extended the State of Emergency in the Federation (which includes the 24-hour curfew for citizens and residents) to Saturday April 18
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Bars And Shops Suspended From Selling Alcohol To Discourage Social Gatherings, Says Superintendent Henry
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2020-04-04 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Prison Officials Took Early Steps To Protect Staff And Residents
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: General recommendations
St Kitts-Nevis Health Official Recommends Wearing Face Masks When In Public To Slow COVID-19 Spread
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2020-04-02 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
State Of Emergency In St. Kitts And Nevis Extended To Thursday, April 09; has extended the State of Emergency in the Federation (which includes the 24-hour curfew for citizens and residents)
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Social Security COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Prepares To Facilitate Those Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Quarantine Task Force Launched
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
COVID-19 Communications Task Force Formed
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
those persons permitted to leave their residences during the nation’s revised State of Emergency to present proper identification when approached by the police.
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2020-03-31 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
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2020-03-31 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
St. Kitts-Nevis Curfew Regulations Repealed; Nation On Total Lockdown. Those not observing will be ’arrested and charged’ from 7 pm Tuesday 31st March to 6 am Friday 3rd April in the first instance
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2020-03-31 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
St. Kitts-Nevis Curfew Regulations Repealed; Nation On Total Lockdown
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A curfew is imposed every day from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. except as provided in these Regulations or as may be approved by the Commissioner of Police.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Desist From Posting Pictures Of Infected Persons
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Social Security Relief Package Set Up To Assist Workers Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$120-Million COVID-19 Stimulus Package; Agricultural Sector Receives Millions As Part Of Government’s COVID-19 Stimulus Package
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Special Emergency Wage Fund Set Up to Provide Relief to Employees; $12 million to capitalize the Severance Payment Fund; The stimulus package to reduce Corporate Income Tax and Unincorporated Business Tax is 5.8 million
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
As of midnight 25 March, the borders of St Kitts and Nevis will be closed to all arriving passengers. Access will not be available either through the sea port or the airport either to nationals, residents or non-nationals. Until April 7
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
reduce Corporate Income Tax and Unincorporated Business Tax.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
St. Kitts-Nevis Government Injects $12 Million Into The Severance Payment Fund As Part Of Its COVID-19 Response
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2020-03-09 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
establishment of a ‘COVID-19 National Working Group’
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