The Minister in a statement last evening Friday, said Cabinet "decided to limit the size at all gatherings to up to 20 persons, with a minimum of six (6) feet inclusive of funerals, burials, weddings and faith-based activities."
There have also been moves to up surveillance at businesses and organisations to ensure adherence with the Social Distancing and Sanitisation Protocols, in accordance with the Public Health Suppression Order.
As part of his announcement, Hon Malone said the 7-day curfew also came as a result of several in the community, including business establishments failing to adhere to basic public health guidelines and legal obligations.
He urged all members of the VI public to comply with established health and safety protocols and dial 311 to report any suspicion or evidence of people smuggling into the Territory.
"If you are engaged in illegal movement of persons, once again stop. It endangers lives, it hurts our community, you will be caught and you will be persecuted," the Minister warned.