EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN MANCHESTER READY TO HOUSE UP 1,500

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The 66 emergency shelters in Manchester are ready to accommodate up to 1,500 residents under the coronavirus protocols should the need arise during this hurricane season.

Acting Parish Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Keval Lewis, made the disclosure during a tour of some of the proposed emergency shelters last week by a team led by Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie.

Mr. Lewis said that all shelters must meet the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ approval and the ODPEM will provide sanitisation products for the shelters as well as additional masks, should they be needed.

He noted that the accommodation numbers are in keeping with the COVID-19 social distancing protocols, which require six feet of space between persons.