On 22 September 2020, authorities announced that they have extended the existing nightly curfew imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 until at least 7 October. A nationwide curfew from 2100-0500 local time (1600-0000 UTC) is in effect except in the parishes of Clarendon, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. Thomas. A shortened curfew from 1900-0500 local time is in effect in the latter five parishes. Gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited and residents over 75 years of age are required to remain in their homes except in emergency situations. Mandatory face mask and social distancing orders are in effect in all public areas. Additional restrictions are in place in the five aforementioned parishes, which further restrict the operating hours of a number of businesses, including bars, markets, public parks and restaurants.