The Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Order 2021 has been extended for 60 days, and will now last until November 29th.
The Bill said, “The Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Order 2021 is extended for 60 days. Accordingly, in paragraph 3 of that Order, delete “30 September 2021” and substitute “29 November 2021”.
This comes as the island is currently dealing with a major outbreak of Covid-19, with this month, by all measures, the worst since the pandemic started over 18 months ago back in March 2020.
September 2021 has seen the most new confirmed cases announced in one month, the highest active cases, the most people in hospital, the most people in ICU, and sadly, the most deaths in a single month, with almost 40 coronavirus-related deaths this month.
This month has also seen the hospital move to “Disaster Alert Level 4″, which is the highest level, for the first time since the pandemic started, and also confirm that the morgue — which normally consists of six spaces — has exceeded capacity, resulting in the hospital using “refrigerated overflow containers.”
The full Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Extension [No. 3] Order 2021 follow below [PDF here]: