THE presidents of the Supermarket Association and three chambers of commerce/business associations are hoping the state of emergency (SoE) will finally get those who have been disobeying public health regulations to comply.
The Prime Minister announced the decision on Saturday afternoon and it was subsequently proclaimed by President Paula-Mae Weekes hours later.
It will include a daily curfew from 9 pm to 5 am.
President of the Greater San Fernando Area Chamber of Commerce Kiran Singh told Newsday the Government had no choice given the rapidly increasing number of covid19 cases.
He said he believes the majority of the population are trying their best to take all the necessary precautions, but “as usual, there are a few within the society who continue to break the protocol to cause this increase.