BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis will step up enforcement of the legal requirement for face masks to be worn by individuals when in public.
Superintendent of Police Cromwell Henry noted that some people have been playing cat and mouse with law enforcement, putting on their masks when police are nearby and then taking them off when the officers leave the area.
Abdias Samuel, Chairman of the National COVID-19 Task Force, said the time for action is now as preparations are ongoing for a phased reopening of the border in October.
“We started with education, advising you to wear your mask, and then we moved on to enforcement,” said Mr. Samuel. “They mean business now and … by next week when the police start to issue the $500 tickets for not wearing the masks, I hope there is no public outcry.”