Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason is urging Barbadians to obey the 10-hour curfew and that it is the responsibility of every Barbadian to cooperate with the government and designated authorities to ensure the island did not become like the developed world, with overburdened health systems as a result of COVID-19.
Dame Sandra noted that Barbados, like the rest of the world, is in troubled and unchartered waters as a result of the virus.
She said dealing with the unknown makes citizens uncertain, anxious and fearful, and encouraged persons not to let such feelings overwhelm or paralyze them.
But she said Barbados had emerged stronger after facing difficult circumstances and global crises in the past.
Barbados has so far recorded 33 cases of the virus that was first detected in China last December and blamed for more than 35,000 deaths worldwide so far.