Antigua police cut short church service, send home worshippers

(Antigua Newsroom) – A church service in Bolans was cut short today because it breached the limit of 25 for all gatherings.

Attorney General and Public Safety Minister Hon. Steadroy Benjamin confirmed the police moved in to end the service.

Worshippers chastised the officers as they demand that the police leave them alone.

Additionally, one of the worshippers will be charged with battery on police after pushing one of the law enforcers.

Police have also put an end to a beach party in Deep Bay, after that event breached the guidelines on social distancing.

The security forces are stepping up enforcement of social distancing regulations during a 14-day State of Public Emergency and nightly curfews.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced, on March 27, that the curfew hours are between 8 p.m – 6 a.m for a period on two weeks.

He also stated that all social gatherings are also banned and warns that failure to comply will result in either a $5000 fine or 6 months imprisonment.

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