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August 27, 2021 | Zhane Squire |

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management wishes to remind the public that the only persons permitted to be on the road during the no-movement days and curfew hours are essential service workers and those exempted under the Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No.9) Order.

Curfew will commence at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021 and end at 5 a.ma on Saturday , August 28, 2021 and then commence at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021 and end at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Therefore, Sunday (August 29), Monday (August 30) and Tuesday(August 31) are no-movement days.

The ODPEM is reminding the public of the following during no-movement days and curfew hours:

  1. No Supermarket, fast food chain of restaurant or other food establishment should serve customers on their premises. Food establishment are allowed to operate in a limited manner, to restock and make deliveries. In utilizing a delivery service, food establishments are encouraged to register on the E-commerce National Delivery System (ENDS).
  2. Pharmacies are permitted to serve customers on their premises but only to dispense prescription and “over the counter” medications.
  3. Service stations are permitted to sell petroleum and automotive supplies and facilitate the use of automated banking machines located on their premises by persons who are exempt from the no movement days or curfew hours. During curfew hours, service stations may operate in this limited  manner up to 10 p.m. and on no-movement days,  during the hours, 9 a.m and 3 p.m.
  4. On the no-movement days, farm stores, money transfer and remittance agencies may operate and serve their customers only between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The ODPEM will continue to provide updates on the measures as necessary.

Source ODPEM

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