Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has announced new restrictions including an extension of the curfew hours while again stressing there will be no total lockdown as she made clear her concern over the covid-19 situation in this country.

Speaking during an address to the nation this afternoon, Prime Minister Mottley described the Delta variant as deadly and dastardly.

She said the country needed to slow down.

The night time curfew now starts earlier.

Indoor dining at fast food restaurants will be banned for the next two weeks.

Prime Minister Mottley announced there will be a significantly enhanced vaccination drive to save lives and prevent hospitalizations while again giving the assurance there is no intention to make vaccinations mandatory.

Meantime, Minister of Health Lieutenant Colonel, Jeffrey Bostic revealed that Barbados recorded 78 new cases yesterday.

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